Hatching Pea Eggs!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ColbyNTX, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I put in 12 eggs in the bator Friday. I have never hatched peas before and wanted to see what kind of hatches you guys get. These eggs were 3 days old for the oldest egg. Never shipped by the usps, I picked them up from a breeder that I know. All of her pens have 1-2 hens per cock. I put them in my Dickey's that I think could hatch a rock! Let me know what % y'all get from your own eggs.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Is this a big peafowl breeder secret? Just kidding! Can anybody tell me their fertillity and hatch rates?
     
  3. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Did u let them sit under a hen for a week..

    That what I read..lol

    Got and broodees


    I haven't a clue? Wish I did so I could help advise u

    Did u candle them yet?
     
  4. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need to be on their sides and hand turned at least 5x per day. That's all I know.
    I plan on letting my peahen sit on them.
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    It's crazy, I have like 100 hens between chickens, guineas and turkeys and not 1 broody!!! I do pick up eggs a couple times a day. They have only been in the bator for 4 days so far, so candeling wouldn't do any good yet. I have my 2 cabinenet bators and hatcher full from March to August but never tried Pea's before and am really impatient with them because I am excited! [​IMG]
     
  6. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    I don't blame u..hoping a hatching peafowl pro helps advise ...
    Lots of luck
    Xoxo
     
  7. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You dont need a broody, some find that helps. But it is not necessary. My hatch rates are low because only one male was really fertile last year.
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  9. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Thanks, Steve! Yes, the bators are full for sure! I was looking at my 2 cabinets and thinking, where the heck am I gonna fit these 12 pea eggs! I had to shuffle some 1st year smaller turkey eggs into a chicken tray to make room and take a few to the hatcher a couple days early to fit!
     
  10. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I need some of your Super hens because the avg peahen lays around 10 eggs.
     

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