I have 3 peahen eggs under a broody which should hatch on the 17th. Basically my DH was kind enough to let me use the broody hen for my peacock eggs and he put his eggs in an incubator because it is very hard to hatch peahen eggs. Anyway my question is---- I have to take the peachicks away from the hen which from what I have read is the best thing to do anyway, but should I take them as they are just starting to pip out of the shell or wait for a day or so. The chicks in the incubator will replace the peachicks. From everything I have read the peachicks get stressed very easily and can die from stress alone. I am thinking take them as they start pipping, but I am hoping someone has some expertise with peafowl and can tell me the best way to go.