Peababies hatching I am a grandmother!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by dixygirl, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 hatched. Are 3 more coming? What happened to the 7th egg?


    Here was mother while sitting
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    Here was dad pacing
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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!!
     
  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This smallest one was brought inside because the new mother kept trampling it and it kept falling over.
    So I imagine I will hand raise this one and leave the other 2 to be raised by the mom.

    I have already administered about 1 1/2 ccs of a mixture with a syringe. I used sugar, water and feed in the syringe. At first I had dipped its beak into the soupy water and feed to try to teach it to eat.

    Anyone with advice on hand feeding please?
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't really think there is a hand feeding phase. Just make sure she/ he knows were there is water and food are. I think peachicks are like baby chickens they can find their own food.

    Nice chicks,
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Careful with sugar water. After the first day it begins to act as a laxative and you will have other problems on your hands then. It takes most poultry/gamebirds a day or 2 after hatching to get going and eating and drinking. She may perk up and do better with some infant liquid vitamin drops by beak once a day for a week if she is already more than 3 days old. Good luck raising your little babies.
     
  6. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Miss Prissy. I went outside and saw the other two running behind the mama already and tumbling a little bit. So I decided to take her back outside. I waited to make sure the mom accepted her back. She did and I think that is better. It was DH who had brought her in. I would not have in the first place.

    What concerns me though now is that she is brooding the 3 chicks and has forgotten to sit on the remaining 3 eggs!

    They are not due to all be hatched yet I don't think. Will they be ok or do i need to encourage her somehow to go back to sitting on her remaining eggs?
    Thanks
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Since she hatched those 3 I would think like any hen (chicken or pea hen) she may be done and not willing to sit them. Have a bator? Pop them in and see what they do! Candle them first and see if they are viable - any movement or growth.
     
  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have an incubator yet. [​IMG]

    Another question, I have some baby chicks and ducklings coming next week. I wonder if I can get away with introducing them to her and try to get her to brood them along with her own instead of turning on a hot lamp in the house and doing all that.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't risk it. She will know they are different. Even when a chicken or a duck hatches anothers eggs they will often kill them when they hatch. They just know they aren't what they should be.
     
  10. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is now a night time chill in the air. She is sitting on her chicks and has abandoned the three remaining eggs. I brought inside the remaining three eggs.

    I did not try too long to candle but I put one of the eggs to my ear and could hear sweet peeping inside! I did not hear anything inside the other two. Since I do not have an incubator this evening, I put the eggs on a paper towel in a pot. I sat the pot in a plate of warm water for humidity and placed a wet cloth over the top of the pot also. This I placed under an infra red brood lamp.

    Please pray with me that this baby in there peeping can make it! :|

    If it has not hatched by morning I will dash out and get an incubator once the stores open.
     
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