Help with incubating peafowl eggs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by chickenmama623, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. chickenmama623

    chickenmama623 Hatching

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    Would appreciate any help! Have successfully incubated and hatched chicken eggs many times but my first time trying to hatch peahen eggs. I have 4. And my incubator has an automatic egg turner, but the kind where the egg has to be up or down, not laying flat. I know this chicken eggs I put them skinny end down and leave them be. But from what I’m reading it sounds like that’s not the case for peahen eggs? What do I do? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you
     
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  2. We incubate pointy side down. IMG_7751.JPG
     
  3. MsFluffyButt

    MsFluffyButt In the Brooder

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    Wow! That is a beautiful set up!

    I have just collected 5 eggs from my peahens and and am hoping to get one more tonight and set them. I read the article posted above, but I am curious what you set your humidity at and if you leave them in your cabinet to hatch or do you move them to a hatcher? I just have a small table top incubator and am planning to set this group and set another group 8 days later and try and let the first group hatch while the second is still incubating... we'll see....
     
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  4. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    I had my humidity at 60%. I put a towel down and laid them on their side to hatch in the same incubator. I was too chicken to move them to the hatcher. It worked out great! 6 out of 6 hatched! And they were shipped!
     

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