just ordered 14 blackshoulder peafowl eggs.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by arteacher, May 30, 2011.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

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    Okay that is good! I need to candle those eggs in a few days again I still keep hopping that at least one is good. You can't always see the veins so easily right?
     
  2. SDpeafowl

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    Quote:When I candle my eggs I never can see veins, maybe I just need to get a stronger light. If the egg is dark and there is an air sac at the top then I leave them in.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

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    I use this to candle my eggs.
    http://www.reptilesupply.com/images/candler1.jpg

    This egg that is moving around right now I saw the veins in it, it was very cool and easy to see. Also I could see the peachick moving a bit inside. Maybe your light is good, I found out with this egg that sometimes you really have to concentrate to see the veins but then the older the egg got the easier it was to see the veins all branching out.
     
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  4. SDpeafowl

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    I just use a regular LED flashlight. The way I can tell that they are going to hatch is I candle them on the 25 or 26th day. By then I can usually see their beak moving and starting to break into the air sac.
     
  5. arteacher

    arteacher In the Brooder

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    Quote:Well, the mailman has come and gone on Friday afternoon and my eggs are not here! They were suppose to be sent Mon by express mail. Then changed to Tues or maybe Wed. No tracking # or email
    These eggs were laid last Saturday so the fresh meter is running. I am starting to feel screwed! Anybody know these people? Bought eggs from them?
     
  6. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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