7 Peafowl eggs set today on a Homemade Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eldonrgv, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2016
    Roma Texas

    Hi everyone, my name is Rick from South Texas. A friend of mine has a trio of Peafowl, beautiful birds, and gave me 7 eggs for me to hatch since I told him I had built an incubator and worked like a charm for the last 4 days and that I was going to set some chicken eggs. I went ahead and set the peafowl eggs this morning and the temp is on a steady 100.2/100.6, I heard that the temp/humidity is the same used for chicken eggs for 28/30 days. I've hatched chicks before but it's first time on peafowl so any advise is greatly appreciated. My humidity registers between 45-50, is that ok? Also, would it be ok if I add the chicken eggs to the baton or should I build another one? Thanks
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    Mar 1, 2015

    Wow that is a lovely sight. [​IMG]
    I think the only difference in hatching chickens and peafowl is the time. Chickens only take 21 days to hatch and peafowl 28-30 (but I'm sure you know that already ;) ) . If you wait a week after setting peafowl eggs, then you can add the chicken eggs and everyone should hatch around the same time.

    Best of luck to you

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