Turkey Incubation

The incubation period is 28 days in turkey. There are two methods of incubation.

(a) Natural incubation with broody hens:
Naturally turkeys are good brooders and the broody hen can hatch 10-15 numbers of eggs. Only clean eggs with good eggshell and shape should be placed for brooding to get 60-80% hatchability and healthy poults.

(b) Artificial Incubation:
In artificial incubation, eggs are hatched with the help of incubators. The temperature and relative humidity in setter and hatcher are as follows:

Temperature(Degree F)
Setter 99.5
Hatcher 99.5
Relative humidity (%)
Setter 61-63
Hatcher 85-90

Egg should be turned at hourly intervals daily. Eggs should be collected frequently to prevent soiling and breakage and also to get better hatchability.

One Response to Turkey Incubation

  1. obianuju ekoyo says:

    i’m highly interested in starting a turkey business but unfortunately there are no incubators in my state is there any other way i can hatch the eggs.ps;she refuse to sit on the eggs

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