Turkey egg incubation calculator

Turkey Egg Incubation Calculator & Tips for Successful Hatches

A turkey egg incubation calculator is an online tool to help you determine the incubation period or estimated hatch date for turkey eggs with great accuracy. This tool was developed to assist turkey farmers or hobbyists know when their fertile turkey eggs will hatch after setting them.

How to use the calculator:

  1. Enter or select the date the eggs were set in the incubator
  2. Click the Calculate button
  3. The calculator will then provide you with the expected hatch date based on the standard incubation period for turkey eggs.


The incubation period for turkey eggs is approximately 28 days. This period is the standard incubation period for turkey eggs and is used by most incubation calculators, including ours.

Remember that the hatch date provided by the calculator is just an estimate, so it’s important to keep an eye on the eggs and monitor their development. Good luck with your incubation journey!

FAQs About Turkey Egg Incubation

How long does it take for turkey eggs to hatch?

The incubation period for turkey eggs is typically 28 days. However, the eggs could hatch a day earlier or a day later than average. Unhatched turkey eggs after 30 days of incubation cannot hatch and should be incinerated.

What is the ideal turkey egg incubation temperature?

The ideal temperature for incubating turkey eggs is 99.5 to 102°F (37.5 to 38.5°C). It is important to maintain this temperature consistently throughout the incubation period in order to ensure successful hatching. Maintaining the proper temperature is crucial for the development of the embryo inside the egg. If the temperature fluctuates too much, it can cause the egg to not hatch or result in the poult being weak or deformed.

What is the ideal turkey egg incubation humidity?

The ideal relative humidity for incubating turkey eggs is 55-60 percent. However, the humidity should be increased to 70 percent in the last three days. The increased humidity helps to soften the eggshell and makes it easier for the poult to break through and hatch.

If the humidity is too low, the eggshell can become too dry and cause the poult to stick to the shell, making it difficult for it to hatch. If the humidity is too high, it can cause the eggshell to become too soft, making it difficult for the poult to develop and pip.

To increase humidity, you can add water to the incubator, or you can place a shallow dish of water in the incubator to increase the humidity levels. It is also important to ensure that the incubator is properly ventilated to prevent excess humidity and provide sufficient airflow for the developing poult.

When should egg turning stop when incubating turkey eggs?

You should stop turning the turkey eggs altogether about three days before the expected hatch, and then maintain the eggs in a stable position with the air cells pointed upwards. This will help to keep the poults in the proper position for hatching.