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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvera View Post
    Canada geese are about the nastiness birds there are......only the true "Greater" Canada's are worth having around the "resident" ones I call onion birds...nasty tasting and if they are allowed to thrive they will take over and you will never get them gone......good thing is ..the turkeys (and other animals) will eat the eggs and if they get to hatching age the other animals will eat the young
    These did not stay year around last year, left fall/winter and came back early spring. The 2 are OK, but agree a flock of them hanging around year around would be a pain.
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    I candle the 1st batch of 14 eggs yesterday in my older incubator at day "14". 13 eggs had wiggling little turkey embryos in them and one was clear and infertile. I figure
    95% viable is a good sign and hopefully all will hatch at day 28. I have another batch of 14 in the newer incubator about a week behind the first ones and a 3rd batch
    I am currently collecting should be ready for the incubator in a couple of days. 3 hens have done well in laying, but not sure how long they will lay. In the wild maybe
    11-12 eggs max, and I have already collected over that amount from them.
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    cool update....

    just so ya know: turkey season is about to come in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    cool update....

    just so ya know: turkey season is about to come in.
    I think it was only a week here and over with? Anyway mine would not be a challenge (LOL)
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    Cool. I see an egg laying there.

    Turkey season started today here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz63 View Post
    Cool. I see an egg laying there.

    Turkey season started today here.
    Yea, that is a egg, I got it right after I took picture. I have been getting 3 eggs a day from the hens. I was thinking they laid every other day, but obviously not.

    Our zone only open for spring hunt Apr 8-16th.
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    so the eggs that you dont see wiggly turkeys in.... are those eatable? or has it been too long?

    never ate a turkey egg..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    so the eggs that you dont see wiggly turkeys in.... are those eatable? or has it been too long?

    never ate a turkey egg..
    Over time the often turn rotten in incubator (heat/humidity) if they are not fertile. Not sure if that one reached that point, but would not want to try it (LOL).
    If they turn rotten best to get them out as they can bust inside incubator. When I was young we had commercial turkeys, occasionally a few would get
    loose and get old enough to lay. I remember Mom would use the eggs for baking if I found some.
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