Incubating Peafowls-LOCKDOWN TODAY!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by happyhensny, May 12, 2010.

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    In the bator at lockdown are 4 Pea Eggs, 4 Turkey Eggs and 15 Guinea Eggs. When I took out the turner this morning (Tuesday 6/8) 2 of the Guineas are pipped! I've never hatched anything but chickens so these are all new to me.

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    Are the hens Spalding or Pied? The owner said he was not sure which, and what would the offspring look like? Thank a bunch!

    A gentleman 1/2 hr from my home has eggs he is willing to sell me. There are 2 pens.

    What do you all think? Charging $5/egg. Any ideas what the chicks will look like? Thanks!

    Annie

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    2 of these with him:

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    and him and 1 of the above girls in another pen:

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    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    If the blue cock is not split(means he does not have gene for white or pied) then all of chicks from pen 1 will look "blue", with a few showing a little white on their wing tips/chin.

    Second pen will throw white and pied chicks.

    IMO 5 per egg is VERY cheap. Especially if you are able to pick up in person.
     
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Thanks so much - this guy has been so nice and helpfull too. He sold a bunch of adults earlier in the spring and just kept his favorites. Have you ever incubated them? Going to try 6 I guess.

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  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yea.. have tried. Don't do so good at incubating peafowl eggs myself. Much harder than any other eggs. I had to resort to using hens in the past.. reduced the flock a lot, sold my incubator and a friend incubates whatever eggs I want to hatch for me.. unlike me he is a wizard at hatching peafowl eggs.

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  5. Lady in Blue

    Lady in Blue Out Of The Brooder

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    I think $5.00 an egg is a great deal!!! You can do it! Just be watchful but not obsessive!! Haha. this coming from someone who would wake up from a deep sleep to check the incubator! Good Luck and keep us posted!
     
  6. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Is it Friday yet?

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  7. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    We picked up the eggs a day early. John was so nice. He gave us 7 Pea eggs, 18 Guinea & 8 Turkey eggs. All for $30. His reason was that he has lots anyway. I am so excited! Going to put them in tomorrow. If anyone has hints or pointers please let me know. I did give some of the turkey eggs to a friend. Here are what I am going to put in the bator.

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  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    My friends bator quit - he put some water in and then the heater wouldn't turn back on. So now we have 4 more turkey eggs. Tonight I will be candling. BRB!
     
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    My eggs normally do pretty well with my Dicky Cabinet incubator. Last year I hatched every egg I set in it, even shipped pea eggs. This year is slower, my guys aren't doing that great yet, but just have 2 that hatched today......
     
  10. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Quote:Any pictures of them? Would love to see.
     

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