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How to incubate peacock eggs?

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Does anyone know how to incubate peacock eggs?

How long does it take?
When do you stop turning them and put them in lock down?
What temperature do you incubate them at?
What should the humidity be?

If there is anything else I will need to know please let me know as I'm planning to incubate some when my friends peacock starts laying.

Owner of 26 brown egg layers, 9 EE pullets, 4 Cuckoo Marans pullets, quad of BCM's, OEGB's, 2 geese, pair of Muscovy ducks, a rabbit, pair of cochins, a pygmy goat, a pair of silkies, a trio of japanese bantams, 3 guineas, and an emu named Big Bird. Thats why I'm chickenpoor lol.
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Owner of 26 brown egg layers, 9 EE pullets, 4 Cuckoo Marans pullets, quad of BCM's, OEGB's, 2 geese, pair of Muscovy ducks, a rabbit, pair of cochins, a pygmy goat, a pair of silkies, a trio of japanese bantams, 3 guineas, and an emu named Big Bird. Thats why I'm chickenpoor lol.
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post #2 of 19

The first thing to do is to call them "peahen eggs" ............. peacocks don't lay eggs. smile

Incubation is 28 days. Otherwise, treat them the same as chicken eggs.

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Originally Posted by beesong 

The first thing to do is to call them "peahen eggs" ............. peacocks don't lay eggs. smile

Incubation is 28 days. Otherwise, treat them the same as chicken eggs.


Ok thanks. I would have called them peahen eggs but I thought both male and females were called peacocks lol. I didnt know because I have never dealt with peacocks/hens before and dont know the correct terminology for them. Although I should have since ive dealt with chickens my entire life and I know that roosters are sometimes refered to as cocks. I should have put it together and realized that "peacock" refered to the male.

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Owner of 26 brown egg layers, 9 EE pullets, 4 Cuckoo Marans pullets, quad of BCM's, OEGB's, 2 geese, pair of Muscovy ducks, a rabbit, pair of cochins, a pygmy goat, a pair of silkies, a trio of japanese bantams, 3 guineas, and an emu named Big Bird. Thats why I'm chickenpoor lol.
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post #4 of 19

Good luck with hatching your "peahen" eggs. I would like to try as well as soon as I can find some fertile eggs.

post #5 of 19

I have been wanting to do the same.. but I have to wait until I move sad hmmpf...
But I have been wondering... with my Silkie chicks in the brooder... Has anyone ever tried letting a Silkie brood the Peafowl eggs? Someone said they will sit on any kind of egg, turkey, ect... Or would their little Silkie butts fall off the eggs? lau  But would they be able to turn them? How many would fit?

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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chickenpoor 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beesong 

The first thing to do is to call them "peahen eggs" ............. peacocks don't lay eggs. smile

Incubation is 28 days. Otherwise, treat them the same as chicken eggs.


Ok thanks. I would have called them peahen eggs but I thought both male and females were called peacocks lol. I didnt know because I have never dealt with peacocks/hens before and dont know the correct terminology for them. Although I should have since ive dealt with chickens my entire life and I know that roosters are sometimes refered to as cocks. I should have put it together and realized that "peacock" refered to the male.


Males and females together are called peafowl. The male is the cock and the female is the hen smile

28 days incubation, everything else is the same as chickens.

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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Squishy 

I have been wanting to do the same.. but I have to wait until I move sad hmmpf...
But I have been wondering... with my Silkie chicks in the brooder... Has anyone ever tried letting a Silkie brood the Peafowl eggs? Someone said they will sit on any kind of egg, turkey, ect... Or would their little Silkie butts fall off the eggs? lau  But would they be able to turn them? How many would fit?


It would probably be better to have a hen of some sort hatch them since they aren't the smartest babies when they hatch smile Just make sure 'mama' is wormed regularly so she doesn't inadvertently pass something on to her peachicks.

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post #9 of 19

Oopsie.. Just realized I said "brood" the Peafowl eggs instead of "incubate" LOL... just wanted to clear that up.. Thanks for your advice Shelley big_smile Did you mean that they would need a Peahen instead of a chicken hen? How are the Peachicks stupid? Eating and drinking wise? I could always bring them in after they hatched to my brooder, because I would probably also put the magority of eggs in the incubator for safety.. I only thought it might be cute to see little Peachicks following a little Silkie about love Hehehe!!
I want some Whites, some BS Purples, Burmese green, and Midnights... roll
What kind is your friends, Chickenpoor, IB?

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post #10 of 19

I am about to knock on the door of the folks in the neighborhood to the south and see if they'll sell me some of their eggs from their India Blues... gorgeous birds, but then I'd have to set them this Saturday!

I can hear my wife now, "Those chicks are huge, what kind of chicken is that?"lol

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