I've finally made a step towards peafowl and purchased some eggs, 3....! (Along with some yellow golden pheasant eggs, 10) This will be my first time hatching both species....I have high hopes but the odds are stacked against me, the eggs are shipped and from ebay so we'll see how this goes. I do have a brinsea advance with a humidity pump, so that part is pretty much fool proof.
I plan on employing two incubators for this, the brinsea to do most of the incubation process and then letting the brinsea be the hatcher; moving the peafowl eggs into the styro bator while the pheasant (and my own brahma eggs, to fill in any empty space (can't let that extra space go to waste!) that will be timed to sync with the pheasants) hatch in the brinsea, do a quick cleanup (if possible) than get the peafowl eggs in the brinsea to hatch. I just don't trust the styro as a hatcher, humidity is all over the place.
So assuming that I actually do get some to hatch (peafowl that is), the plan is to keep them in my large covered brooder, 3'x 8' for the first couple months and then move them and any pheasants into my new 4' x 8' coop that is almost complete just need the plywood and tin put on it.
So far, other than them being shipped ebay eggs, does this plan seem to be ok? I've had mixed results with shipped eggs, so it'll be interesting. The two people I purchased them from have good reviews, including some that revised their review to include their hatch rate which all seemed decent.
In the long term planning stage, I would like to build another building (sizing is still being figured) probably in the 8' x 16' range with an attached covered run. But I have to get to that stage first!