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Incubating our Turkey Eggs

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Incubating our Turkey Eggs

Incubating our Turkey Eggs

We’ve been collecting eggs from our Bourbon Red Turkeys for the last 2 weeks and it’s finally time to start incubating them!  Turkey eggs incubate for 27.5 – 28 days (unlike chickens at about 21 days).  Otherwise, the process is about the same.  We collected fertile eggs and stored them in our garage at about 50-60F.  The goal is to expand the flock and breedings to have a self-sufficient flock of Thanksgiving/Christmas birds by 2019.

To read more about raising Heritage Breed Turkeys, check out the Livestock Conservancy’s Heritage Turkey Manual

 

One Response

  1. Bill Baldwin says:

    Ed, Very nice turkey Incubation video !

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