Hatching Question or better yet Not Hatching Question

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by RedBugPoultry, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. RedBugPoultry

    RedBugPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Jasper Co., S.C.
    Can anyone help me on this please!

    I broke open my 5 precious peafowl eggs today on day 32 of find that they really had not developed much at all. What I thought was development I now think was just the yoke rotting and darkening(and boy were they rotten). Each egg had about a dime size development--bascally just a big blood spot and that was it. All must have died about the same time. What did I do wrong? Can anyong shed any light on this really sad happening? I really would like to try this again. I had them in my Sportsman at 99.5 degrees. I had them laying falt on a turkey tray and turned them manually 3 times a day plus had the turner on in the machine. I did this for two weeks. My humidity was about 54% to 57% but I did have one hatch of guinea eggs during their incubation so the humidity would have gone up to 68% to 70% for that time period of 2 to 3 days. This hatch of Keets was after the first week of incubation.

    Any ideas on what I did wrong? These eggs were purchased locally so they did not get shipped. [​IMG]

    I really want to try this again but might wait until my silkies develop and start setting. Has anyone ever hatched peafowl under silkies?
     
  2. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mine eggs in goose trays on the auto turner and so far they are doing great. 2 are due to hatch thursday or friday and so far there is still movement in the eggs. I got the goose rails on Ebay for about $40. The eggs lay on thier side instead of standing up. Also all the fertile eggs so far have growth inside them. Humidity is 60% and the temp is 99.8. Hope this helps!! [​IMG]
     
  3. RedBugPoultry

    RedBugPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Jasper Co., S.C.
    Yoda, thank you for your reply. My husband had said to just put them in on the turner and leave them but I was trying to follow what everyone else had said about turning them also by hand. Live and learn....
     
  4. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I recently hatched three peafowl eggs out under a little silkie hen she possibly cold have set on four. I put them in my brooder and sold them at two weeks. You just can't beat mother nature. I tried the incubator thing last summer with no luck Ethel the Mother peacock is due to hatch wednesday she is on seven. Hope this helps.
     
  5. RedBugPoultry

    RedBugPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Jasper Co., S.C.
    Prairiehen--Thank you! That gives me hope! I will have several little silkies of laying age, if all goes well, by spring of next year. I will wait and work with them. I am too bummed to try hatching more peafowl eggs this year. I still have 5 more eggs in the incubator due to hatch next week that do not look like they are doing anything. [​IMG]
     
  6. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to put my pea eggs under a silkie for a week to 10 days and then move them to the incubator. For some reason I just seem to have better hatches that way.
     

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