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Can I put a peacock egg in with my chickens?

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My peacocks are laying eggs every now and but they're not sitting on them. Are these eggs fertilized? I want to buy an incubator to put them in but until then I just put one of the peacock eggs into one of my chicken coops and one of the chickens looks like they're taking it in as their own. I feel like that probably isn't the best idea long term but just wanted to see how it'd work out as a little experiment. Has anyone done this before and has it worked out/is it safe?

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My peacocks are laying eggs every now and but they're not sitting on them. Are these eggs fertilized? I want to buy an incubator to put them in but until then I just put one of the peacock eggs into one of my chicken coops and one of the chickens looks like they're taking it in as their own. I feel like that probably isn't the best idea long term but just wanted to see how it'd work out as a little experiment. Has anyone done this before and has it worked out/is it safe?
Thats how I incubate my pea eggs, under gamefowl. Soon as they hatch they are put into the brooder.

Gerald Barker
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Does this particular chicken have a history of successfully hatching eggs?  I'd keep an eye on the situation so that if she abandons them (not just getting up for a meal, but actually ditches them) you can still move into the incubator...  Unless you know she's good to go.

 

Hens are better than the best machine -- they are supremely well-designed for hatching eggs :cd  All we can do is a second-rate imitation at best.

-- The Accidental Peahen
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