ahhhh the sound of baby peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peachick, May 29, 2010.

  1. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nothing sweeter than their little sounds. Its a cooing sound that none of my other birds make.... so sweet!
    My first hatch of 2010 was yesterday! 1 cameo and 3 IB's
    about 1-2 dozen more due on Monday.
    Im so happy [​IMG]
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww... [​IMG] I don't know what they sound like, can you send them to me so that I can hear it? [​IMG]
     
  3. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations on your little peachicks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And you are sooo right-they make the most precious little cooing sounds, I just love them! [​IMG] I have a black Silkie hen that hatched out 2 white peachicks that are a little over a week old now. I have 2 more white Silkie hens that are each setting on 2 more peafowl eggs apiece; one of them are due to hatch tomorrow, the other another week to 10 days from now. My pied peahen is currently setting on 7 more eggs, so I hope to be overrun with little precious cooing peachicks soon! [​IMG]
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Quote:Congratulations!!
    Just LOVE baby peas. I have my first 2 due this week.

    I had the great pleasure and privilege of meeting Kev yesterday. He showed me around his gorgeous birds. His java pied (I think) was breathtakingly gorgeous. Also got to see his other cool breeding projects. Managed to buy ALL the peahen eggs he had available [​IMG] .
    I have never hatched out opal or javas so fingers crossed.
    THANK YOU KEV!
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Congratulations!!
    Just LOVE baby peas. I have my first 2 due this week.

    I had the great pleasure and privilege of meeting Kev yesterday. He showed me around his gorgeous birds. His java pied (I think) was breathtakingly gorgeous. Also got to see his other cool breeding projects. Managed to buy ALL the peahen eggs he had available [​IMG] .
    I have never hatched out opal or javas so fingers crossed.
    THANK YOU KEV!

    Yes they look good in pics he posted. That would have been a spalding pied. There are no Java except green(no other color or patterns)
     
  6. tony garza

    tony garza Out Of The Brooder

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    I had my first pea chick hatch last week but I haven't heard any sounds from it. It may be because the only other thing that hatched that day was a duckling so they are together. LOL. Maybe I'll get a quacking pea !!!

    Tony
     
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    First baby (of many I hope) just hatched [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] .
    Looks like a female IB. Hopefully the other due egg will hatch as well, or we will be carrying her around for a week until the next due set hatch.
     
  8. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had my first babies hatch today! They're BS and I'm letting Mom raise them. They're really cute but the mom is being vicious with me and I can't get pics quite yet. DO they get chick starter like baby chicks or just the high protein that the adults get?
     
  9. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maryland 21787
    generally if you let mama peahen raise them they will start to dissapear. They are not as good as chickens when it comes to raising babies.

    They will need crumbled game bird food
     
  10. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this peahen is from a feral flock that was captured by a trapper and she had 2 youngsters with her, so I she's done the mother thing before, and I have them in a pen inside a fenced in backyard, but if one does disappear I wont be devastated. Is there a chance the father, who is just old enough to breed this year, might mess with them, he is showing a lot of interest right now, he hates baby chickens but has anyone had experience with male aggression towards babies?
     

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