my newly hatched peachicks died!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by elainag, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. elainag

    elainag Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2011
    i was able to successfully hatch 2 out of 5 peacock eggs... i was as happy as can be... but suddenly, only hours after hatching both my babies died
    anyone can tell me some reasons as of why this happened??? maybe i did something wrong
    i just felt hopeless...

    anybody??? please!!!

    ok, well the first one that hatched looked very healthy, the second one i had to help open the egg... because it was almost 8 hours after it tried to crack the egg, i just helped it a bit, but that one wouldn't stand up, his legs were wide open and he just couldn't do it. they were in a brooder under a lamp after they hatched and dried. i didn't put shavings on it, i put lots of finely shredded news paper... i wasn't ready for them to hatch, since i expected them to hatch 2 days later. they were in the incubator for 26 days, and i read in many sites that it takes 27 to 30 days for pea chicks to hatch. i also didn't provide water nor food because i also read somewhere that you must wait 24 hours before providing food or water, but they were only alive for only about 10 hours...
    was i miss informed about the water and food? or maybe the news paper didn't help?
    i have some more eggs in another incubator and i don't want them to die... can someone give advice?
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  2. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    I'm not sure, sorry to hear about your loss though, never easy especially with such expensive birdies, I am sure someone will come along to give you some good advice, try to give more detail about what they looked like when they hatched, did you notice any defects? Did you have them in a brooder? What kind of environment was it? Did you use shavings? All the info will help someone be able to tell you why if they can but just saying they died wont give someone enough information for them to tell you what might have happened. Good luck [​IMG]
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    ????? More info! Were they still in the hatcher? In a brooder? Like misdeed said, that's not much info.
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas

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