So, in the past we have tried to buy baby peafowl from local bird swaps, but they all met untimely deaths- two flew into a wall and broke their necks, one refused to eat once home, and one survived almost a full year and then keeled over for no reason we can explain. Now we are at a new farm with a much better roaming area and less walls, and we have gotten our first India Blue peacock- and to take less chances, we bought one that was a year old already. His name is Malik and he seems to enjoy his new home quite a bit (I will get some pictures!). We kept him penned in the barn (with windows) for the past few weeks and yesterday we clipped his wings and let him into the outside coop for the first time. He sat right where we put him for a while, staring at us in a very offended way, telling us that he was going to die because we clipped his wings. Finally we walked over and nudged him and he got up and walked the perimeter of the coop, examining the fencing... and then he eyeballed the wooden top of the fence (maybe 5-6 feet up, a height he could flap to in the barn previously) and made a jump. He didn't make it, of course, and he was very indignant about that but he'll get over it. Saturday we went to another bird swap, looking for a female to bring home to him, but out of dozens of vendors, there was not a single peahen! And there were NO babies this year from any of the vendors, only 1yr+ males! I most likely won't be able to make the other swaps this year, so I decided to go looking for some hatching eggs online. After a few hours, I picked from the myriad of sites I had found and won a pair of auctions from the same person, meaning I will get 8 eggs in the mail. I hate to have them go through the mail, since I know that they can get shaken up in shipping, but fortunately they don't have too far to go- we're about 7-8 hours apart in the same state. My fingers are crossed and I should be getting them in the mail monday or tuesday, wednesday at the latest. My incubator is set up and running at a constant temp, and I'm working on the humidity! Figured I would keep track on this thread of the hatching and progress. Anyone have any tips for hatching out peafowl eggs? Anything I should avoid? Do special for them?