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Hatching PeaFowl? UPDATED! PICS!!!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ColbyNTX, May 5, 2011.

  1. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I have had 3 hatch today and a bunch more pipping. I don't like to open the hatcher until they are done. My question is, will peachicks be fine for a few days in the hatcher just like turkeys, guineas, chicks ect?

    I started with 12 eggs and 9 develloped and 6 hatched. I opened the last 3 eggs today just to see if I coud see something wrong with the chicks. They lookd fine and fully develloped but dead. So I will be happy with 50% on my first peafowl hatch. The ones that hatched were 3 black shoulder, 1 silver pied, 1 IB and 1 emerald. Pardon the 3 trainer guineas in the pic.



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    I think this is my Emerald?
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2011
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave mine in there for a few days, never had any problems but you have to remember I'm not as smart as some.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I like to remove mine , after 24 hours no longer, give you time to get them drinking,and to eat ASAP. I do the same with all chicks no matter what type.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Sorry double post
     
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  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations on the peachicks![​IMG]
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I have Very Big Shoulders.

    I'm just wondering why you still want carry this on for?? I haven't responded to anything you have posted, So what's the DEAL???????????
     
  8. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Rock on..awesome..or peep on...lol

    A huge congrats
     
  9. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Well, I have 6 out and the other 3 eggs haven't even pipped. I'm not giving up on them yet. I have the 6 in the brooder and they are eating and drinking. So far I have 3 black shoulders, 1 IB, 1 silver pied and 1 emerald. The ones that haven't hatched are an emerald spalding, pied and an IB.
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

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