Every day, I go collect eggs. I actually really enjoy it. For one thing, we’ve got a very colorful variety!
I collect everything except the turkey eggs. Diane isn’t laying very consistently, only about every other day, but I’m hoping she sets about a dozen. With a good hatch rate, between her and the incubator, I’d like to have at least a dozen turklets.
Little tip. Though they have very slightly different optimum temperatures, turkey and chicken eggs can be incubated together. However, turkey eggs take roughly a week longer, so we had them in the incubator a week before adding the chicken eggs.
Now, we’ve never incubated eggs before, but we are really hoping for a good hatch rate. Up until now, the farm has grown mainly through purchases. I’d really love to see some natural growth!