Thursday, 17 June 2010
Turkey eggs hatching - update
We now have four turkey chicks (poults) with the two remaining eggs pipping. If they successfully hatch it will 6 out of 6, amazing considering all they have been through.
At 11.30 pm yesterday the egg that had been pipping since midday was beginning to make headway and the other not too far behind. By 4.30 am today both had hatched and the two remaining eggs had cracks in them.
At 7.00 am we placed the three eldest chicks under the broody, leaving the youngest in the incubator to dry out a little more, to become stronger and also to encourage the remaining two to hatch.
.......more to follow
9.15 am 5th egg hatched.. 4 white 1 bronze
1 egg remaining, should be a bronze
10. 15 am 4th chick under broody..no sign of any dead bodies so fingers crossed she has accepted them.
12.00 Final chick hatched, so 100% not the mix of Bronze and Whites I thought I had purchased but that's not too important. final count 5 whites 1 bronze.
All I have to do now is keep them alive.