U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on October 1 totaled 26.5 million, down 2 percent from October 1, 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report. Eggs in incubators were up 1 percent from the September 1 total of 26.4 million eggs.

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Turkey poults hatched during September totaled 21.5 million, down 7 percent from September 2011 numbers. Poults hatched were down 10 percent from the August total of 23.8 million poults, according to the USDA. The 21.4 million net poults placed during September were down 4 percent from the number placed during the same month in 2011. Net placements were down 9 percent from the August 2012 total of 23.4 million.