Incubating Peafowl Eggs...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by BigWeenMachine, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, we have 3 peahens that are 2 years old and should be ready to start laying. This is our first time trying to incubate peacock eggs. Does anyone know what the incubation period, temp, and humidity levels should be when trying to incubate the eggs?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Be Careful----People will make fun of you----a Peacock is a Male and does not lay eggs----LOL. Peafowl eggs usually take about 26/27 days in the incubator and incubate the same as chickens, that's what I do and I had a 100% hatch on the last ones.
     
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  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll get different answers on this one since everybody has their pet methods. I do 100 degrees farenheit with 60% humidity until the last three days when I raise humidity to 70%
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What type of incubator?
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Mine usually hatch in 26-27 days whether in an incubator or under a hen. :D
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What type of incubator do you use?
     
  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I do remember that now---mine did too---but where I just looked it up---said 28 to 30 days. Should have looked at my notes.
     
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  9. KsKingBee

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    Quote:26 to 27 days at 99.6* and 55% humidity. I raise the humidity to 75% in the hatcher but it always maxes out at 100% while they are zipping. Pea eggs are not chicken eggs and can not be treated like they are.
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I would like to know how I can improve. I can get 100% with chicken eggs, even when I try to kill them, but the best I ever did was 6 out of 10 pea eggs. One was clear, one blood ring, and two died in the last two days.

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