Help!! Baby peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Lovie, May 7, 2017.

  1. Lovie

    Lovie Out Of The Brooder

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    First time hatching peachicks. Today is hatch day, only had one out of five hatch so far. Took over 24 hours after pip. Hatched 8 hours ago. Been laying there, it opens its eyes but isn't even trying to stand. [​IMG]
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you used this incubator before with success in hatching other eggs?? You know its normal for a chick to be up moving around a little while after they hatch. We had a Big discussion on peachick incubation a while back---some say they are hard to hatch with a very low hatch rate. I had a 100% hatch rate on the ones I have hatched??? Give them some more time??
     
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  3. Lovie

    Lovie Out Of The Brooder

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    Used and hatched just chicken eggs before invthis incubator. Yes I have heard they are hard and feel like I need a step by step guide [​IMG]
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Are the peachick eggs from your flock? If not do you know the history on them? Did you candle 3 days ago---and did you increase the humidity then? And to what humidity are you at for the hatch?
     
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  5. Argus

    Argus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After they hatch they usually stumble around like they are going to break their necks and then suddenly pass out asleep. This goes on for some time. Make sure you don't put a bowl of water or anything sharp in with them until they are more stable walking.

    Hard to trll much from the picture, how long has he been laying there? How is his breathing? Did you assist him unzipping?
     
  6. Lovie

    Lovie Out Of The Brooder

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    It's feet aren't flat. Help! Never seen that
     
  7. Lovie

    Lovie Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I hate this day, I feel like I read so many Different ideas on how to make this work. Grey lived for just a little bit and then passed. So no peachicks. I knew it was hard but thought I could just make it happen
     
  8. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I am Sorry. Answering questions from the ones that are trying to help you will help, keeps a conversation going and you might learn more. Like post #4 and #5 above had some good questions you did not answer---people just wanting to help. Might not help with this but might help in your future hatching.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2017
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Sorry for your loss. :hugsIn the picture you posted it looks like it has a huge belly and a swollen head. When that happens with mine it's usually because I had the humidity too high, and very rarely will the big bellied ones live. peachick_2.jpg
     
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  10. Miss P

    Miss P New Egg

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.
     

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