Cameo Peachicks hatched today

NCIndiaBlue

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I'm so excited - two of my Cameo Peafowl eggs hatched today, under a tiny bantam hen - I'll include a picture of her too. I'm sooo happy because, like many others, I did not had good luck hatching Peafowl eggs last year(my first year owning peafowl). Using an incubator, I had one peachick hatch out of probably 30 or 40 eggs, which I had picked up locally from a friend - so they were not shipped. Most of the eggs pipped, but the chicks never hatched - I decided after all that disappointment, I would research and try other ways of hatching Pea eggs. I can tell anybody who cares, lol, that in my brief experience, letting broody hen's incubate and hatch Peafowl eggs is the best way to go - just move the chicks once they're dried off and the hen will continue to set on eggs. It takes more work, making sure the hens are fed and watered daily, and making sure they stay on the right nest, which I've had no problem so far with that.

Anyway.. here are some pics of my Cameo peachicks - they are so adorable and I'm very proud, I had to share.
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Mom hen that hatched the peachicks - her name is Lil' Hen
 

ScaredOfShadows

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Awesome and congratulations!!! They are cute little buggers and the mama broody chicken is adorable!

Your in NC, where did you get your eggs from? I am looking to get my hands on a few pea eggs, and I just can't find anyone in NC that I've heard much about, and so I'm now trying to scope BYC since I'm a recent memeber
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Also where you got your eggs from, what price ranges do they carry for eggs and do they also do chicks? (i'd rather just get chicks instead of all the trial and error with eggs, but willing to give it a go)

thanks hun, and again very cute babies and congrats!!!!!!!!
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NCIndiaBlue

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Thank you, I feel like a parent.. I have worried about these eggs for a months LOL. My friend is in the Winston Salem area, I will ask them if it's ok if I give their e-mail address and let you know. I don't know what they would charge, probably $5-$10 an egg, which is very cheap - but don't quote me, it could be a different amount. They usually sell any chicks that hatch during the year in the fall, but they may would sell sooner, I'm not sure. I would rather have chicks too, but just use a broody chicken/turkey hen and you should have better luck than using an incubator - just my opinion.
 

evonne

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my issue with that would be having a broody hen... lol.. maybe by next season i'll have more hens with broody tendencies.....
granted, i wont have eggs next year.. unless on the off chance they lay as yearlings....

i want the cameo SSSSSOOOOOOOOOO bad.....
noone out here has them....
maybe if i can sell some of the IB's i'm getting in a few days from a local person hubby will see that the cameo are a good investment because they will sell higher...

we'll see.... grats on the pretty babies... and i love that broody momma pic... is her nest an old pot?? that's great....
 

NCIndiaBlue

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my issue with that would be having a broody hen... lol.. maybe by next season i'll have more hens with broody tendencies.....
granted, i wont have eggs next year.. unless on the off chance they lay as yearlings....

i want the cameo SSSSSOOOOOOOOOO bad.....
noone out here has them....
maybe if i can sell some of the IB's i'm getting in a few days from a local person hubby will see that the cameo are a good investment because they will sell higher...

we'll see.... grats on the pretty babies... and i love that broody momma pic... is her nest an old pot?? that's great....

LOL yep it's some kind of old cast iron pot. I live on an old 65 acre farm that was my grandparents, so there's all kinds of things I use that aren't conventional.. I say why spend money if you already have something that works.

You are right, Cameo's would sell for much more than IB's. I have some IB's I'm trying to sell now and haven't had a whole lot of interest yet. Regarding an incubator, I'm sure there are lots of people who hatch Pea from incubators with no problems, but for me that didn't work so well last year.
 

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