100% hatch rate on shipped eggs!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Cindysid, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Cindysid

    Cindysid Songster

    Feb 20, 2010
    I hatched 11/11 of my India Blue eggs, actually 10 IB's and one white. I'm thrilled to have finally got a complete hatch. I put these straight into the incubator when they arrived and I have candled them nearly every day. I have watched the air cells to judge how to adjust my humidity and I guess somehow I got it close enough to right. I didn't even have to assist on any of them and they hatched on day 26. I have 2 javas and 3 black shoulder in another incubator that are due to hatch in a few days. Fingers crossed.[​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
  3. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Songster

    Apr 23, 2014
    Congrats [​IMG]
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    Jan 10, 2014
    Wow! That's impressive, how far did they travel during shipping? [​IMG]
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Congrats, that's great!

  6. Cindysid

    Cindysid Songster

    Feb 20, 2010
    They were from Northern Florida, so only about 300 miles, but it took 2 days. The next eggs to hatch are from PA. It will be interesting to see if they will do as well.
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Congratulations [​IMG] on the hatch what do you do with all these babies you get from shipped eggs?
    your place must be nice sized for all the birds you have [​IMG]
    Do you free range?
  8. Cindysid

    Cindysid Songster

    Feb 20, 2010
    We only have 5 acres, but we are looking to buy the adjacent property next year. I will only be keeping about 6 peas for now. I have a 50x 100 area for them at the moment. For now it's working, the oldest is only 4 months. I wish I had a place like yours!
  9. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    Who did you get them from? I want to know because I am in Florida and I would like to know who is selling Java eggs because I contacted one Florida peafowl breeder who has green peafowl and he said he doesn't sell green peafowl eggs. I am trying to save on cost if I can since green peafowl can be more costly than most varieties. Great hatching luck too! I have never gotten a single shipped egg to hatch for me so that is great! How were they shipped was it through ups or postal?
  10. Cindysid

    Cindysid Songster

    Feb 20, 2010
    The javas I have in the incubator came from a breeder in Pennsylvania. I originally bought 4 java eggs. One didn't develop at all, one was an early quitter, and 2 are still kicking in the incubator and due to hatch in a couple of days. The eggs that hatched yesterday were from Heritage Poultry in Springhill, Florida. I don't think she has pure greens, but I did hatch out a nice Spalding earlier this year that came from Heritage. They were all shipped priority mail thru usps. I hatched 5 out of 9 black shoulders from South Dakota. I think it is just luck of the draw on shipping. Maybe you're close enough to pick some up from Springhill. I will be posting my results on the Java eggs here on the forum.

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