got a free peafowl egg....with conditions

shawnkfl

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Apr 30, 2009
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i just got a peafowl egg for free! actually, i'm just keeping it my incubator for him while he's on vacation. he'll be back next week and get his incubator ready for it. so, i'll take care of it while he's gone. this is the first egg from his peahen. he said if he gets another, i can have it! cool!!
 

BigByrd24

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Nov 27, 2008
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Hi shawnkfl,

If this is the first egg she laid, don't be surprised if the egg is not fertile. Most of the time the first egg from a peahen is not fertile but once and awhile you get lucky. So good luck on the eggs.
 

shawnkfl

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Apr 30, 2009
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christiansburg, VA
well, now i have three! he brought me two more. one yesterday and one today. his hen is laying away! how long do they incubate anyway? 28 days?
 

deerman

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Quote:Lot depends on when they start laying, some peahen will start laying before the peacocks are breeding. Eggs gather after the peacocks are displaying alot most will be fertile.

Hatch time 28 days + or - 2 days
 

BigByrd24

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Nov 27, 2008
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Quote:Lot depends on when they start laying, some peahen will start laying before the peacocks are breeding. Eggs gather after the peacocks are displaying alot most will be fertile.

Hatch time 28 days + or - 2 days

Most of my males are breeding a couple of weeks before the first egg. And still this year all of my first egg were duds. Last year I had 2 good first ones.
 

shawnkfl

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Apr 30, 2009
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christiansburg, VA
well, the first one was on the 14th. i candled it today and it seems to be devloping. it looks darker than when i put it in anyway. time will tell i guess. i've never hatched these, so this should be interesting.
 

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