Hatching Pea Eggs!

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

  1. chickenlover<3

    chickenlover<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    you selling them eggs
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  3. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Depend mostly on the breeding pens......80% and higher on most, that even the 2 yr old male. Some peacocks i have can take care of 6 peahens, my 2 yr old only get 2 peahen in most cases. older ones get 4 to 6.


    Lot of different ways of hatching them. peahens, chicken hens, incubators ,and some of us use both . chicken for first week then move to incubators.

    Lot of the extra work we do is to get about 5% better hatch.


    Shipped eggs luck to get 50% hatch rate.....


    Most all my peahens lay 30+ eggs a year...and sometime i let a few hatch their last batch.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have 3 Pea Eggs in my GQF incubator, all three are showing development!! I'm getting some more Pea eggs this weekend. [​IMG] Only 21 more days... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    Thanks, I hope I see some good developement next week when I candle them! With a dozen eggs, I hope I get a few! If I get really good hatch, I don't know what i'm going to do with all these colors. I guess, build more pens. [​IMG]
     
  8. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I have 3 Pea Eggs in my GQF incubator, all three are showing development!! I'm getting some more Pea eggs this weekend. [​IMG] Only 21 more days... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm only on day 5 so I havent looked yet. I will wait until day 10 like I do with my turkeys. It has been good this spring for poults because i'm the only one in the area selling them I guess and am selling everything faster than they hatch! I have about 35 pipping right now and I think they are all sold from a CL post this morning. I guess I should ask for more than $6.00 per bird.​
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:I'm only on day 5 so I havent looked yet. I will wait until day 10 like I do with my turkeys. It has been good this spring for poults because i'm the only one in the area selling them I guess and am selling everything faster than they hatch! I have about 35 pipping right now and I think they are all sold from a CL post this morning. I guess I should ask for more than $6.00 per bird.

    Today was day #7 for my peas...I candled them last night. I think I may candle them again..just for the fun of it! [​IMG] I have to run out to my incubator shed anyway to check on the OE eggs that are hatching. [​IMG]
     
  10. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Those are really "super hens" Deerman! [​IMG]

    I spoke with our hens this afternoon and told them that they were only supposed to lay 10 eggs but they just looked at me like I was crazy.

    Steve

    I forget sometimes that most of you raise plain peafowl and not Javas, and I also don't feed that Super Peafowl Kibbles & Bits feed.
     

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