The turkeys have been laying for about a month. I have been eating the eggs as they come but now it is time to start to collect them for hatching. I am a bit disappointed with the weather so far so I added a germination mat under the hay to keep the eggs above freezing. I have never tried this before so time will tell.
I have had decent success holding the eggs for upwards of 10 days in the basement which is about 50 degrees at the floor. I put the eggs in a carton large end up and angle the carton against the wall. Each day I flip the carton end for end. This process keeps the yolk moving from side to side, supposedly this prevents the yolk from sticking to the side.
I will hold the eggs until I collect 20 or so and then put them into the incubator. More on that to come.