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Wild Eastern Turkey poults **testing eggs**

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by wilds of pa, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    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

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    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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  2. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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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!
     
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    You can get the bases here in the USA just about any were that sells feed supplies or Tractor supply co carries as well. Even check Ebay
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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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...
     
  5. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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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?
     
  6. HawaiiHorseGirl

    HawaiiHorseGirl In the Brooder

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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...
     
  7. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    My Slate turkey eggs looked like this
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    And the poults looked like this
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