need Advice incubating Peafowl eggs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AngryRWH, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. AngryRWH

    AngryRWH Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone incubated successfully peafowl eggs in a forced air incubator? I am reading different temps/humidity but not from those who have had actually hatched peafowl. What temp and what humidity do I incubate, and at hatch do I increase humidity?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    I haven't done it a lot (only twice), but I used 99.5 as the temp and kept the humidity usually between 30 and 40 percent and I got chicks to hatch. You do increase humidity at lockdown.

    @casportpony does a lot of peafowl hatching, hopefully she will have some advice for you.
     
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  3. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    When you say "forced air" I assume you just mean the type with a fan to circulate everything? If so, those are all I use and I run them at 99.5 degrees, 50% humidity and at the end I move the eggs into a hovabator genesis also with the fan and add moistened paper towels or wicking pads to get humidity way up there, like 70-85% for the last 3 days.
     
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  4. AngryRWH

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    great Thanks I will try this! I have a hovabator manual control with a circulating fan and I use two thermometers and hygrometer for humidity I have been keeping it at 99.5-100 at 50% humidity on 8th day so far. I will buy one more hovobator for the hatch.
     
  5. AngryRWH

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    another question, on day 25 I stop turning and use 70-85% humidity?
     
  6. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Yes, I quit turning around day 25. This system has worked well for me for the past 4 years.
     
  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    My hatching skills need way too much work, for me to offer any advice, lol.

    -Kathy
     
  9. AngryRWH

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    24 hrs ago one egg started internally pipping, The eggs are moved in another havabator 99.8 and 75% humidity, 2 vents open. No external pip on that egg that internally pipped. should I be worried? did it die? please let me know! Eggs candled looked good. can I open the incubator and check on this egg?
     
  10. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    I would pull it out and put it up to my ear. Make some peeping noises at it and tap with you fingernail over the air cell, if it peeps back put a small air hole in for it. This will buy it another 24 hrs to start unzipping. After they pip internally they only have about 24 hours worth of oxygen to make the external pip.
     
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