For those of you getting hatching eggs...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Frosty, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is why I don't want my peas to start laying yet. Here are my temps for the day:

    Time (CST):

    Temp.:
    12:54 AM

    -11.0 °F
    1:54 AM

    -11.0 °F
    2:54 AM

    -13.0 °F
    3:54 AM

    -15.0 °F
    4:54 AM

    -15.0 °F
    5:54 AM

    -17.0 °F
    6:54 AM

    -18.0 °F
    7:54 AM

    -18.0 °F
    8:54 AM

    -17.0 °F
    9:54 AM

    -13.0 °F
    10:54 AM

    -11.9 °F
    12:54 PM

    -9.9 °F
    1:54 PM

    -6.0 °F
    2:54 PM

    -5.1 °F
    3:54 PM

    -4.0 °F
    4:54 PM

    -6.0 °F
    6:54 PM

    -11.0 °F
    7:54 PM

    -11.9 °F
    8:54 PM

    -11.0 °F
    9:54 PM

    -9.0 °F
    10:54 PM

    -9.9 °F


    Any eggs would be frozen and cracked before I found them!
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I thought Ohio was bad. Yesterday it got a high of 40 and then it just plummeted. There was snow and ice every where.
     
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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I belive the length of the day has alot to do with laying not so much the tempature but it won't be long before they all will be laying somewhere here in the US [​IMG]

    Sure could not handle all that low cold nwith these old bones i would have to move. [​IMG]
     
  4. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Length of day/number of daylight hours is most responsible for the decision for a hen to start laying. If you supplement your daylight hours with addition 2-3 hours of artificial light, your hens will respond likewise. I tested this theory last year, and had hens laying in my barn more than 4 weeks before those that layed outside.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's length of day, I run lights when I want to get more eggs from the chickens. I have 2 BB turkeys in with the chickens, and they are laying. I had the peas in with the chickens last year, they didn't start laying but when I cut the lights back (I was getting too many chicken eggs) my male responded by dropping his train. My peahen never did start laying until late July/early August.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    OUCH !!!!!!! :oops:
     
  7. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    And I thought my nightly 10° for the past 6 weeks was bad!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still have over 12 inches in my pens and we are getting a lot more snow over the weekend [​IMG]
     
  9. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every other day now for the past five days I've had 3 eggs total from my bssp pen inside the Palace. I'm going to crack them open into a frying pan for dinner and look for the bullseye in the yolk but Roadtrip has been strutting his stuff and calling for 2 weeks now so he seems to think it's time.
     
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FBC, do you ship eggs, chicks, or young birds? If you do any of the above I would be interested in some bronze and some Thangettes!
     

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