20th May 2013 – Turkey Chicks

Although most years I endeavour to do most of my incubation under broody birds of various sorts (hens, turkeys or geese), this year has been so dismal for fertility and hatching that I have had to resort to filling up a couple of incubators.

The first turkey chicks hatched over night and as I write I can hear them bumping around in the incubator. As soon as they dry off they’ll be put in the brooder where they can start feeding and drinking. Chicken eggs in the neighbouring incubator are also starting to pip, so I have my fingers crossed for a decent hatching this time.

Newly Hatched Turkey Chicks

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