Can someone help?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bandbaustin, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughters biology class is looking to incubate eggs this year, I sold off all my peas so I don't have any eggs for them to use. Is anyone getting eggs that could donate and I will pay for shipping. They have tried peas before but did not get any to hatch and the teacher really wants to try again. We are looking for peafowl and pheasant eggs. Thank you.
     
  2. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any idea what technology the teacher is using (what equipment) and how much experience? I don't knew if you tried hatching when you had peas before, but it's not as easy as chickens. Lots of people have difficulty. And while I have hatched eggs that were shipped in the past, shipping is very hard on them, even if perfectly wrapped, so hatch rates tend to be lower than with eggs that haven't been shipped. Sometimes none of the shipped eggs hatch at all. You may want to look into details so it's not a waste of time & money & frustrating for the kids
     
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  3. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are using a hovabator, I used a redwood incubator for mine, we are also going to get some pheasant and chicken eggs as well so their chances are increased. We did this in the past as well
     
  4. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it one of the newer, digital models? Wafer switches are so touchy for temperature control and doubly difficult if the room temperature isn't stable. I wonder if the school turns the heat down at night?

    Can you take in your good one? That redwood should work well, I'm envious....
     
  5. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately I am rebuilding it as I was having thermostat problems. They have never had any problems hatching anything except peafowl but as we know they are touchy
     

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