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Should I hatch Peafowl or Wyanndottes?

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Hi all,

I've got a dilemma...

Recently my black Pilkie (Polish x Silkie) hen went strongly broody and is currently in the nest box, dedicatly incubating a stone, and about a week ago a friend gave us 6 Silver Laced Wyanndotte Bantams hatching eggs from his breeding stock. I was all set on giving her the eggs tonight until another friend offered me 3 Peafowl eggs....

Could I put both the Bantam eggs and the Peafowl eggs together?

What are the chances of 1 week old bantams hatching?

Could I brood both the pea chicks and bantams together?

What would you do?

Thanks in advance
DUCK OBSESSED!

~Welsh Harlequins~
~Khaki Campbells~
...and a flock of bantam SLW, Partridge Wyandottes, Silver Pencilled Wyandottes, Sulmtaler, Silkie and a Polish mix

3 beautiful female Welsh Harlequin ducklings called Luna, Winter and Dawn.

2nd place Welsh Harlequin Drake at the UK National Poultry Show 2016
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DUCK OBSESSED!

~Welsh Harlequins~
~Khaki Campbells~
...and a flock of bantam SLW, Partridge Wyandottes, Silver Pencilled Wyandottes, Sulmtaler, Silkie and a Polish mix

3 beautiful female Welsh Harlequin ducklings called Luna, Winter and Dawn.

2nd place Welsh Harlequin Drake at the UK National Poultry Show 2016
1st place Junenvile Handler at the National Poultry Show 2016
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post #2 of 2

I don't know about brooding them together, but I would think that your pilkie should be able to cover a dozen eggs, so nine should be no problem

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