Turtle laying eggs in our driveway. It was amazing to watch.
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- Jun 4, 2016
- So when will they hatch, here's the "yahoo best answer"
The length of incubation (or amount of time it takes for eggs to hatch) depends a lot on weather conditions. Temperature, humidity, rainfall, and other factors influence incubation. Generally, land turtle incubation ranges from 45-90 days (I know that's a long time to wait when you want to see baby turtles!).
It's been nearly 40 days now, so in 5 days we'll start checking the site of the eggs again.
I suggest you start checking on the nest every couple days starting at the six week point.
As far as protecting the nest, turtle moms usually choose their nest sites carefully. Unless you think the eggs are in danger, just leave them where they are. If you have a dog, don't let him or her get close enough to the nest to dig it up. Raccoons and opossums also like to eat turtle eggs, so that might be a problem as well. Even though it's hard, I would recommend you just let nature run its course, and hope you get a chance to see the babies when they emerge.
You can get more specific information on several web sites:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3550/list.htmlJul 11, 2016