If your turkey is not breeding properly, you can place them in an incubator to give them a better chance of being killed. Since turkey eggs and chicken eggs are not the same thing, there are many things you should know to increase your chances of being surrounded by pretty little fluffy turkeys.
- On the 25th day, stop turning the eggs. This is so that turkey chickens can be in declination position. About three days later, that is, on the 28th day, they will come out of their shells. The first to hatch tend to spill any unhatched eggs, so check the brands for the correct way.
- The explosion itself lasts between 5 and 10 hours.
- When a turkey starts to break its shell, don’t return the egg. Make sure he breaks the egg. If you return the egg, it cannot go out. During the last three days of the incubation process, Loisillon goes into a descending position. Between 6 and 12 o’clock before the hatch you can even hear it chirping through the bowl.
- Give him food and drink 24 hours after hatching. Dip your mouth into the water (without getting any water in the nostrils) and watch him drink. Do the same with his food. This will help your turkey learn to feed itself.
- The normal incubation period for turkey chicks is 28 days.
- The newly hatched chick will likely be chirping and looking staggering, tired and wet. Keep it warm and make sure it rests.
- The first shell fracture is often in the hardest part of the egg. The turkey usually breaks the shell in the direction of the circumference like a lid and eventually comes out.
- Pay attention to the water level in the lower water channel. If it flows too slowly, the incubator will dry quickly. Humidity during incubation should be 65% or more to avoid drought killing the turkey in the egg.
- Treat eggs as little as possible. The less you disturb them, the better the erosion will occur.
- Make sure you don’t want to hatch a turkey. It will do him more harm than good. Let nature do things.
- Always wash your hands (but never your face) just before handling the eggs. Even your sweat can get past the shell and damage the turkey.
- Never touch small turkeys after contact with chickens. There is a risk of contamination (adult turkeys are not affected).
- If you don’t return the eggs properly, your baby turkey may hatch with a deformed foot and walking will be difficult as it cannot stand on both feet. In this case, the turkey will simply be slaughtered.