found a peafowl egg....on top of the wire brooder box, what to do??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hvnsnt3388, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This adternoon I found our first egg of the season on top of my wire brooder pen. There is no scratched out nest on the ground. What do I do with the egg? Should I scratch out a nest to encourage her to use it? I read on the UPA page that an old tire can be used for a nest box.
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Do you have an incubator?
     
  3. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have access to an incubator.
     
  4. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use the incubator it will probably go bad if you try to make her sit.
     
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  5. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found another eggs this afternoon, broken [​IMG] any suggestions for nest boxes? I don't have anything but goose eggs to go in the bator. Can they incubate together? I think the humidity is different.
     
  6. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does your brooder box have chicks in it? If it doesn't try putting straw or hay or something like that, to prevent the wire from coming into contact with the egg.
     
  7. hvnsnt3388

    hvnsnt3388 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to build a wooden nest box on top of the brooder and one on the ground. Hopefully, that will cover it!
     

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