First Peafowl - What To Do??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by TarHeelBlue, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    I have my first peafowl egg that has pipped ( [​IMG] ) Now I guess it's a waiting game. BUT I can't find any good books to help me out from this point. Brooder temp? (just like chicks - hot at one end and let them decide?) what do I feed them???
    I guess I just need some help (advice) on what to do when it hatches to make sure it does well. (I have 2 other eggs that should hatch next week if all goes well)
    I have done geese, turkeys and chickens, but this is my first peafowl and I am EXCITED [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    [​IMG] Good for you. They are just like chicks. Maybe a little warmer start them off close too 100 degrees.
    I feed mine medicated chick starter.

  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX

    Brooder just like a chick and 20% medicated chick starter. The only difference is, you will need to teach it to eat and drink. If you have a new hatched chicken chick it would be a good trainer for the first week.
  4. xlboergoats

    xlboergoats Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2010
    Arp, Texas
    They are always a little slow to start. Don't panic if they just lay in the hatcher most of the first day or so. Mine almost drove me crazy at first because I expected them to be up and going as soon as they dried off. When they sleep, they look like they are dead.

    Good Luck,
    Ernie Haire
  5. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    Thanks guys. This helps so much. And yes, I have a chick that is only a day old, so if this guy would just come on out, it has a friend to teach it!!

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