Wednesday, 27 May 2009

They've arrived - Turkey eggs


They have arrived safe and sound, thanks to excellent packing by the seller. An extra one included as well, so a baker's dozen. Sounds better than 13, especially as I will need all the luck I can get. A mixture of Double Breasted Bronze and Commerical Whites.

They are now 'resting' for 24 hours, the incubator is running. Tomorrow I shall set them and hope for at least some turkey poults in 28 days time !


5 comments:

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Oooh - good luck. I have heard rearing turkeys from eggs is quite hard - which is why I am off to the market tomorrow to buy some young 'uns. If they are too small though I'll leave it another couple of weeks.

Rosie x

Annie said...

Thanks. My hatching success with the incubator isn't good and I think the first few days rearing poults is difficult, after that they just try to find as many different ways to die...bit like sheep. Saying that we reared 4 poults from 7 weeks of age last year and they were brilliant.

The very best of luck with yours...as always photos please :)

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Got three rather scaggy looking turkey poults off the market today + 3 POL chickens. Blog and photos to follow in due course but I've been rushed off my feet today.

Rosie x

Annie said...

How exciting...I love French markets.

How old are the poults? Looking forward to the photos. I have just set the eggs.Fingers crossed...a whole month to wait !

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Not sure how old they are - somewhere between 5 and 8 weeks but the man on the market had a very strong accent so was hard to understand when I asked him. There were some others on the next stall that were much smaller so I'm guessing mine are nearer 8 weeks.

Rosie x