(I'm perfectly happy with the LG, no need to upgrade, before you ask)
Now I really need to come over and powwow on the art of fitting eggs into incubators and making it seem like there are many less then there really is!
Ok, My incubator did terrible and mostly my own fault, 4 of these guys were hatched by my 10 mo. silki and the little yellow one from the incubator(sultun). The temp of the incubator is at least 10 degrees cooler than the readings. A lot of the eggs got over heated and took longer than 21 days. Ones in lock down now were set April 4, and one hatched yesterday and one today. Will try to be patient and wait until Friday before I give up on them. I think my April hatch is done and if any more hatch I will be surprised. Momma silki took the first incubator chick under her wings and is teaching them all about foraging so awesome to watch.
I'm glad the broody is taking the chicks. Sorry your hatch didn't do to good, at least you know why for when you try again.
I am posting this for all those who are like me and are super impatient! I had a silkie chick pip around 2 am on Sunday night. Still pipped the same amount today Tuesday at 1:30pm. At 2:30 I decided I was going to help. I go look in the incubator and it has zipped completely by itself. It pushed out about an hour later and STILL had a bloody bleeding navel. If I would have intervened it probably would have bled to death. SO chick was pipped without zipping for 60 HOURS. I could see it was alive and cheeping so I left it go. Chick is doing great :) I am not against helping but you have to give them time to do it themselves....
Two peachicks, one Muscovy, two mutts
Awwwwww. I love peachicks.
Pea Fowl chick
Peacock = male peafowl
Peahen = female peafowl
Peachick = baby peafowl
Pea egg = peafowl egg
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