My first peachick of the year! (pic)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SDpeafowl, May 14, 2011.

  1. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night my peachicks started to hatch, and their not supposed to start until Sunday. Well I woke up this morning a found one completely hatched and two more pipping, the other two haven't done anything, Yet. Anyways here is a pic of the first one in my new Brinsea Eco 20. Very good incubator. This one is an India Blue. I think it is split with white and cameo because the father is an India Blue split with white and cameo and the mother is cameo. Am I right??
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  2. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    How cute! How are the ones pipping doing? Doesn't it take them like half a day or a day to hatch?
     
  4. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The other two haven't changed since a couple of hours ago. I would expect them to be out by tonight. This last one took about exactly 12 hrs. I looked yesterday at about 3 pm and it had just started to pip and by around 3 am he was out waking up the house.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    50% odds it could be split white.

    All males will be split cameo, you can get either males or females cameo , because father is split cameo, bred to cameo hen.


    No hen can be split to sex link colors
     
  6. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am buying a Brinsea too, Congrats he is cute, but why are the eggs wet?
     
  7. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C&Rman :

    I am buying a Brinsea too, Congrats he is cute, but why are the eggs wet?

    I spray the eggs down to raise the humidity and I have been told it makes it easier for the chicks to get out. I dont know if that is true though. I have all but one pecking their way out!!​
     
  8. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet [​IMG] When mine arrives I will spray my eggs. What day do you start to spray them? Thanks
     
  9. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute your new baby is! I love them when they first hatch. I didn't know about the spraying thing. I keep my incubator humidity at 60% should I still spray them on hatch day?
     
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  10. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I stop turning them I spray them down usually twice a day. When in lockdown I keep my humidity a 60%, but when I spray the eggs they seem to come out faster.
     

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