Help with hatching

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

  1. gamaaysa

    gamaaysa Hatching

    May 15, 2010
    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

    Mar 9, 2010
    Edelstein, IL
    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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