Need Advice on Peacock Eggs put under a broody hen

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ksand6902, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. ksand6902

    ksand6902 New Egg

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    I have two peacock eggs that I want to put under my broody Silkie. She has about 9 eggs, do I take those away and just put the peacock eggs under her, or do I leave some and just replace a few with the eggs? I know not to let her raise them because of disease, So can I put golfballs or plastic eggs under her with the peafowl eggs. I need some advice please!
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Poor girl... I hope you only have a few peafowl eggs...... Hehe. :p . I would take most of her eggs away, then give her one peafowl egg, see what she does. I like them to roll the eggs under themselves. If she does, then remove the other chicken eggs and give her another. She would be fine hatching them and caring for them for a time. I just don't house chickens and peafowl together, but one Silkie with the babies.... If you've not had problems with her, is a low chance of problems.
     
  3. ksand6902

    ksand6902 New Egg

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    Yes i just have 2, I also have 2 in my hatcher due in about 2 days, I incubated them, but with these 2 I just recieved I wanted to try putting them under the Silkie. She wasn't broody when I recieved the first peafowl eggs. I started with 4 but only 2 look like they might hatch. I'm crossing my fingers b/c a girl I work with bought them and intrusted the care in me to hatch them. WoW, no pressure! But so far I've had 100% hatch on the Silkies and Ducks that I incubated. Thanks for the advice! Wish me Luck! :)
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Take away ALL of the chicken eggs before switching with peaeggs. Very often there is breakage if eggs of vastly different sizes or eggshell hardness are in the same nest. Don't put anything else in the nest for the same reason. She will happily sit on those two big eggs.
     

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