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#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:37:48 PM
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I seem to be having very little luck hatching turkey eggs in my incubator.  In my first batch of 9 eggs, we had 5 that never developed, 2 that were small embryos - I would say about 2 weeks, 1 fully developed that never absorbed the yolk or pipped and one live hatch. They were all blue slate eggs.

I have 19 eggs this time, 2 under a broody hen, the rest in an incubator.  Most of them were blue slates, and a few were royal palm.  They should have started hatching yesterday, but so far, no action at all.  I have a hova-bator incubator and fan, with two digital thermometers and a digital hydrometer as well.  The eggs this time were from 3 different breeders, so I don't think genetics is the problem.  One from each breeder was put under the broody hen, but one disappeared, so there are two left there.  I have followed the directions for hatching turkey eggs that I was provided by one of the breeders, and they seem to agree with what I've found online.  Plus, some are under a hen, which you would think would be ideal.

It's beginning to look like I'm going to raise one turkey through the winter, not my original plan.  I suppose I can try and put him in with the hens for the winter, but I'm afraid with him being the only one he'll be picked to death. 

Has anyone out there had better luck hatching turkey eggs?  Anyone tried to put a turkey in with chickens?  (We've never had a problem with Blackhead here, we've raised BBBs and BBWs before) 

Any ideas or comments would be welcome, I'm very frustrated.  (I didn't candle the eggs at 2 weeks because I had strep, so I didn't want to handle them.)

#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:32:45 AM
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I have no idea about it but you can get information about it online which is a better source of getting information about any thing. You can get all details about about hatching process through this way.  

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