Incubating Peafowl Eggs.. Why horizontal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blkwdw, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why is it important to set these eggs horizontal? Will they still hatch out if left upright in an automatic turner?
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Some thing I did not know...............so I do not know the reason why.



    Hopefully a Pea expert will see this and be able to answer.
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peafowl eggs are difficult to hatch, so I have been told. Mine is on day 6 now. They should be incubated on their side and hand turned 3-5 times a day in
    addition to the automatic turner.
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ask the same question in the peafowl section and some one said , because the eggs are so large that if you set them small end down in the egg turner there is not enough room for the embrio to move inside the egg

    now if you set it horizontal looks like there will be more room and a better rotation of the embrio

    im new to hatching them this is my first time with this kind of eggs , so i better do what the experinced people recomends, I had to modify my turner just a little

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  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    The available room inside the egg should remain the same - no matter the position - at least I would think so, since the egg shell does not lengthen when laid down. [​IMG] (not saying you are wrong, JM93030, just I do not understand the "room thingie")


    Very clever modification [​IMG]



    Maybe when on end, they will be too close to the heat element?
     
  6. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]


    The available room inside the egg should remain the same - no matter the position - at least I would think so, since the egg shell does not lengthen when laid down. [​IMG] (not saying you are wrong, JM93030, just I do not understand the "room thingie")


    Very clever modification [​IMG]



    Maybe when on end, they will be too close to the heat element?

    another thing will be that unless you have the right size rack for the peafowl eggs i guess they can go up right ,because they dont fit safely in the standar size racks taht come with the bator

    I am new to hatching this eggs

    so I really dont know much
     
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