Help with hatching

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by gamaaysa, May 24, 2010.

  1. gamaaysa

    gamaaysa Hatching

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    My pea-hen eggs were due to hatch Saturday the 22nd., i transferred them to the hatcher Thursday night and raised the humidity with sponges,Saturday nothing,no peeps no egg cracking,so tonight i opened the 9 eggs, 4 were yolk and 5 had dead embryo's in them but they weren't quite developed. any suggestions, another batch is due Saturday..
     
  2. lorad

    lorad Songster

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    Sounds the yolk eggs were either infertile or shook alot in transit if the eggs were shipped (I've cracked some open to scrambled eggs-ick). More frustrating is the underdeveloped chicks. I don't have a good answer for that- some think it poor nutrition on the peahens part or "poor vigor". You have my sympathies- nothing more frustration of candling a live embryo at lockdown and nothing to show for it!

    I'm new to peafowl hatching but I've played with chickens for a few years- NOT an expert- just my 2 cents.
     

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