Hatching a peacock egg with white silkies, first time !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pollmadoll, May 21, 2018.

  1. Pollmadoll

    Pollmadoll In the Brooder

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    I am hatching a peacock egg for the first time in a Brinsea Mini advance. At the moment I am at day 14. So far so good. I am also hatching some silkies . They are only at day 3. My question is ,is the peacock chick the same size at hatching? Also can I candle the peacock egg every day. I am finding it all fascinating seeing the little one moving about.
     
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  2. Quackers3211

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    Post pics of when they hatch!!! I’m excited to see what they look like. My hen just hatched her chicks today.
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  4. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    Nope, the peachick will be much bigger at hatch, especially if the Silkies are bantams. Don't candle the egg during lockdown often because it will mess with the humidity.
     
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  5. Pollmadoll

    Pollmadoll In the Brooder

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    That is so eggciting. So far so good although they will all hatch at different times. 4/06 is the peacock hatch day ,9/06 is the chicks and the ducklings 20/06. Luckily I noticed a cracked smelly duck egg just now and removed it before damage was done. Do you have a photo of your little chicks?
     
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  6. Quackers3211

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    Yes I do, i posted it above, I’m going to post another. She just hatched them this morning and I’m waiting on more. I’m so proud :)
    And I can’t wait to see the pics of yours! There will be so many cute little fuzzy chicks!!!!
     
  7. Quackers3211

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    This one looks more like her, you can see it’s little fuzzy head
     
  9. pittmanbirds

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    Peachicks are bigger than chicks. I had 1hatch yesterday and one that's almost done zipping now.
     

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