Cochin hen and Peacock

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by critters, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Had mated... I put her eggs in the incubator in hopes of getting a hybred baby. March 30 will be 21 days but candled last night (( day19) and I can still see movement and space to grow... My question is how long do I need to let you the eggs incubate??? 21 like a chicken or 26-28 or? like a peafowl ????
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Until they hatch, but don't hold you breath that you have a true hybred. I have read that it is not possible because the genes don't match up. Good luck and let us see pictures of the chicks.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] no way of knowing this until you see movement in the air cell but i would think if layed by chicken it would take as long as a chicken and if layed by a peafowl as long as it takes for peafowl to hatch.
    . did you also have a rooster in with your hen?
    If you see movement in the air cell they are fixing to hatch and that is the only movement you should see at this point IMO how big is the air cell? can you post a photo of it next time you check them if they have not hatched yet?
     
  4. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Trying to post candles egg
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  5. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another angle
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  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure those are still good? bad eggs will move around because of the internal gas produced by decomp .

    At this point it should be totally dark if it is getting ready to hatch, there would be no clear areas except the air cell, can you post a photo without your hand over the top of the egg so i can see the position and size of the air cell?

    Good photos you posted by the way just need them without your hand over the top of the egg
     
  7. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a pic of a hybred:
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  8. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Truly believe them to be good. The movement is very slight for me to see...[​IMG]
     
  9. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a different egg and it's pretty dark
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  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are good they are not ready to hatch yet so keep an eye on that air cell because it looks like it has a while to go IMO

    The air cell looks really big is this an extra lage chicken egg chicken egg?

    Again great photos [​IMG]
     

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