Wild Eastern Turkey poults **testing eggs**

wilds of pa

Songster
12 Years
Feb 17, 2007
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Finally get to play baby turkey for awhile..

set a test hatch..10 eggs in..1 early quitter....8 poults hatched...1 didn't hatch







another test in progress...pheasant hatch, looking very good so far..will know by end of day..lots of peep's in their





 
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spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
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may i ask, the water holder in your pic (red base glass jar) where can i get hold of the red bases? i have plastic waterers and they also break so think maybe its time to switch to the glass jar method!
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
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I don't know much about turkeys:

Is there a way to tell wild turkey eggs from domestic turkey eggs?
Or an obvious way to tell wild turkey poults from domestic poults?

I noticed your eggs have a lot of color variety, and the poults look a lot like the Narragansett poults a friend is raising. He gave me some eggs to hatch that are dark cream. A different friend gave me some that are a little darker but exactly the same size. She didn't know what her turkeys were called. The darker eggs have hatched and look like the Narragansett poults I saw before. But now that I've seen your eggs and poults I'm wanting to be sure I wasn't given wild eggs...
 

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
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Quote:many thanks for that, will try ebay. do they have a special name? or do i just search water dispenser base or something?
 

HawaiiHorseGirl

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 21, 2010
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Quote:many thanks for that, will try ebay. do they have a special name? or do i just search water dispenser base or something?

Spish- They are just called Chick Water bases, if you can't find any let me know I'll send some to you for whatever they cost. I work at a feed store...
 

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