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A friend of my daughter's bought an old farm last year and adopted a chicken flock and three geese from a neighbor who was moving.  She knew nothing about poultry and often asked us for advice.  This spring she gifted me with 6 mystery goose eggs to hatch, that turned out to be white chinese.  Two were infertile (probably froze) and 4 hatched.  She knows I have had great luck hatching chicks, ducklings, turkeys and geese.

 

Last night she called to ask if I would incubate some eggs for her and I agreed.  She said she would be here in 15 minutes, someone gave her 3 peafowl eggs!  I was surprised at how big they were.  Anyway, I plugged one of my incubators back in and set them, so fingers crossed they are fertile and I do it right.

 

I won't ask for hatching advice as I am sure it is somewhere in this forum and I intend to read the entire thing.  So excited to try them, and they are from a local wildlife rescue just down the road from me.  She said she has always wanted peafowl (well, me too).  If I succeed I will try to find some of my own.

1 sheltie, 4 cats, 1 standardbred horse, over 100 chickens, 17 ducks, 16 turkeys, 2 geese
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Great story good luck
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Good luck with your hatching. I sell eggs and not that far from you. I am currently sold out but might get some more depending on how the hens feel. I sell chicks starting at eight weeks. I only raise India Blues.  Keep in mind the breeding season winds down middle of July to August  . Hope things work out with your three eggs.

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Good luck with your hatching. I sell eggs and not that far from you. I am currently sold out but might get some more depending on how the hens feel. I sell chicks starting at eight weeks. I only raise India Blues.  Keep in mind the breeding season winds down middle of July to August  . Hope things work out with your three eggs.


Thanks!  Maybe I will wait until next year and buy chicks from you to get started.  Or check with you this fall if you cull your flock down for the winter.

1 sheltie, 4 cats, 1 standardbred horse, over 100 chickens, 17 ducks, 16 turkeys, 2 geese
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Ok sounds good. My 2016  chicks will start coming up for sale mid July.  Should have 2017 chicks for sale mid July next year.  I only carry matures through the winter.

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