New to Peafowl getting fertile eggs from a friend and planning to put them under a chicken!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ChickenKid11, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just a couple questions of peafowl! First, how long does it take for peafowl to hatch? Can you put peafowl eggs under a chicken if so how many? Finally how long does it take until the peafowl can live without a mother?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    My Coop


    Peafowl

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    Dry Bulb
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    Transfer at day

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    Not Sure about Hens but this is a guide for an incubator hatch
     
  3. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always read everywhere 28 days but my peachicks (blues) always hatch in 26 days. The incubator holds steady temps and all other eggs hatch at the appropriate time - chickens 21 days, etc.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    some due hatch 26 day in most cases those are southern location
     
  5. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks but i still dont know if I can put those eggs under a chicken!?
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Myself and few other peafowl breeders set them under a chicken first week and then move to incubator.

    so yes you can , i don't like mixing them with chickens
     

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