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By Yoda, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Mar 13, 2013 | |
  1. Yoda
    Welcome To My BYC Poultry Page!

    Hatching (PeaPen) Peafowl Eggs:
    Hatching Peafowl eggs is tricking. I found out that they do not do well when placed in the incubator like a chicken egg - pointy side down. I have had GREAT success laying the eggs on thier side from start to finish. My humidity level is about 55% and the temp is about 99.9 to 100.2 degrees. I took my auto turner egg racks and using zip ties, tied plastic mesh to the egg racks making them into homemade "goose racks" Only about 3-4 racks can go into a HovaBator and with about 3-4 eggs on each rack, placing 3 eggs is the best as the tiny ends don't break off. I have included pictures below of my egg racks when I first tried them. As you can see I had too many eggs in the racks and the "pins" broke off each rack, so less is better. I do not use the bottom of the incubator for water. I use juice glasses as they fit into the area perfectly and 5 full glasses gives me the perfect humidity. Any questions just PM me [​IMG]


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    Emu Incubating Eggs Weight & Loss Chart:

    Incubator is a Reptipro 6000. Incubator set at 100 giving me an inside temp of 97.5 top shelf and 96.4 bottom and 30 - 32% humidity for 51 days. Eggs #5 went into the incubator on Dec 16th. Eggs 6 went into the incubator on Dec 29th. Eggs 1, 2, 4, 7 & 8 went in Jan 23rd.

    Weights, loses and percentages

    Egg 1 -
    Jan 23 - 566 - % goal loss 84.9
    Jan 30 - 558 = 8 grams or 1.43%
    Feb 06 - 548 = 10 grams or 1.79%
    Feb 13 - 541 = 7 grams or 1.28%
    Feb 20 - 533 = 8 grams or 1.48%
    Feb 27 - 525 = 8 grams or 1.50%
    Egg is wiggling, I thought was a dud LMAO!
    Mar 06 - 515 = 10 grams or 1.90%
    Mar 13 - 507 = 8 grams or 1.55%
    Can hear chick chirping inside egg
    Mar 15 - Hatch

    Egg 2 -
    Jan 23 - 608 - % goal loos 91.2
    Jan 30 - 597 = 11 grams or 1.81%
    Feb 06 - 585 = 12 grams or 2.01%
    Feb 13 - 575 = 10 grams or 1.71%
    Feb 20 - 564 = 11 grams or 1.91%
    Feb 27 - 551 = 13 grams or 2.30%
    Egg so far not wiggling
    Mar 06 - 540 = 11 grams or 2.00%
    Mar 13 - egg removed was sloshing
    Mar 15 - Hatch


    Egg 4 -
    Jan 23 - 590 - % goal loss 88.5
    Jan 30 - 579 = 11 grams or 1.86%
    Feb 06 - 566 = 13 grams or 2.25%
    Feb 13 - 555 = 11 grams or 1.94%
    Feb 20 - 544 = 11 grams or 1.98%
    Feb 27 - 530 = 14 grams or 2.67% Egg is wiggling!
    Mar 06 - 518 = 12 grams or 2.26%
    Mar 13 - 507 = 11 grams or 2.12% Can hear chick chirping inside egg
    Mar 15 - Hatch

    Egg 5 -
    Dec 16 - 462 - % goal loss 69.3
    Dec 23 - 447 = 15 grams or 3.25%
    Dec 30 - 437 = 10 grams or 2.24%
    Jan 06 - 426 = 11 grams or 2.52%
    Jan 13 - 415 = 11 grams or 2.58%
    Jan 20 - 406 = 9 grams or 2.17%
    Jan 27 - 395 = 11 grams or 2.71%
    Feb 01 - Emu hatched. It's a GIRL! Bird weighed 312 grams and the shell weight was 71 grams = 383 grams

    Egg 7 -
    Jan 23 - 577 - % goal loss 86.55
    Jan 30 - 563 = 14 grams or 2.43%
    Feb 06 - 546 = 17 grams or 3.02%
    Feb 13 - 533 = 13 grams or 2.38%
    Feb 20 - 519 = 14 grams or 2.63%
    Feb 27 - 503 = 16 grams or 3.08% Egg is wiggling!
    Mar 06 - 485 = 18 grams or 3.58%
    Mar 13 - 470 = 15 grams or 3.09% Can hear chick chirping inside egg
    Mar 13 started hatching hole in egg.




    Calculating The Percentage Lost:
    Thank You Yinepu For Suppling This Calculator For Me!
    Today Egg #1 weighed 628 grams.. so you divide it by the starting weight
    628 devided by 640 = 0.98125

    multiply that by 100

    so 0.98125 X 100 = 98.125

    since you want to know how much was lost you subtract that from 100
    100 - 98.125 = 1.875 .. and you get 1.875%





    This is for my referance only:​
    First let me ask.. are you weighing at the same time of day as when you set the eggs?.. because you can have a big difference in weight if you weigh in the morning one time and the evening another

    also I suspect your hygrometer is off since none of the eggs are losing too little weight

    since you are incubating a little lower it's should take longer than the 50 days (so don't panic if the eggs on the bottom take a few days longer to hatch) .. which will change your percentage of loss per day by a very small amount... but should remain constant for overall weight loss through out incubation.. in other words if an egg needs to lose X grams of weight it needs to do that regardless of if the incubation takes 50 days or 60.

    if you check page 111 of the handbook there is a chart for weight loss.. it should help you some with the target goal..

    and remember 12 to 15% +/- 1.2% is the goal.. you don't want to hit into the danger zones (10% or 20% weight loss).. the closer you can stay into the target range the better it is for the chick.. I had one at 17.27% and the chick hatched (had a bloody navel and was a little dehydrated) but today he's fine..

    Egg #1 - 636 grams
    Day 7 (3/17) - 625 - 11 grams or 1.73%
    to lose 15% (95.4 grams) the final weight would need to be 540.6 which is a daily loss of 1.908 grams at 97.5ºF or 13.356 grams a week for egg 1
    so since you're pretty close to 97.5 for the first egg it should weigh close to 623 grams..
    at 20% (danger zone) it would be
    17.808 grams a week lost.. with week 1 weight reading 618 grams


    Egg #2 - 538 grams
    Day 7 (3/17)- 528 - 10 grams or 1.859%
    to lose 15% (79.2 grams) with a final weight of 448.8.. daily loss: 1.584 grams .. 11.088 grams a week
    after week 1 the egg should weigh around
    527 grams

    Egg #3 - 631 grams
    Day 7 (3/17)- 621 - 10 grams or 1.585%
    to lose 15% (94.65 grams) with a final weight of 536.35.. daily loss: 1.893 grams .. 13.251 grams a week
    after week 1 the egg should weigh around
    618 grams

    Egg #4 - 593 grams
    Day 7 (3/17)- 580 - 13 grams or 2.192%
    to lose 15% (88.95 grams) with a final weight of 504.05.. daily loss: 1.779 grams .. 12.453 grams a week
    after week 1 the egg should weigh around
    580.5 grams

    Egg #5 - 572 grams
    Day 7 (3/17)- 559 - 13 grams or 2.273%
    to lose 15% (85.8 grams) with a final weight of 486.2.. daily loss: 1.716 grams .. 12.012 grams a week
    after week 1 the egg should weigh around
    560 grams

    Egg #6 - 548 grams
    Day 7 (3/17)- 530 - 18 grams or 3.285%
    to lose 15% (82.2 grams) with a final weight of 465.8.. daily loss: 1.644 grams .. 11.508 grams a week
    after week 1 the egg should weigh around
    536 grams
    at 20% weight loss it would be a loss of 15.344 grams a week with week 1 weight of 532.656 grams.. so this one has a cause for concern.. is it directly in front of a fan?Or does the shell look a lot different than the other eggs?

    Egg #7 - 561 grams
    Day 7 (3/17)- 545 - 16 grams or 2.852%
    to lose 15% (84.15 grams) with a final weight of 476.85.. daily loss: 1.683 grams .. 11.781 grams a week
    after week 1 the egg should weigh around
    549 grams
    at 20% weight loss it would be 15.708 grams .. week 1 weight loss 545.292.. so this one is also in the danger zone​

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