Peacock Eggs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SnapHappii, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

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    ..hope this is in the right board...

    Anyways. there's a place close to my house that's selling peacock eggs, and I think it would be soo cool to have a couple. I know they can be noisy, it's fine. I'm really looking for some good guard animals against other predators such as hawks, raccoons, etc. I have 4 acres, with a small pond and creek. And I already have over 20 ducks. There is also a large shed for the Peacocks to use.

    So how many eggs should I order? I plan on incubating them here, if that's possible. What are the tmemps that they need to be kept at? Would they be okay with duck ggs?
     
  2. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would ask the people selling what they know about it.
     
  3. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    They make good guard animals? Huh. I wouldn't mind having two or three hanging around.

    As far as incubating them with duck eggs, though I've never incubated either, I am betting that there will be a vast difference in humidity levels required for each kind. Ducks are aquatic creatures, and peacocks aren't.

    Good luck!
     
  4. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

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    Indian Blue Peafowl 27 - 29 days 99.5 86 - 88 90 - 94 25th day
    Ducks 28 days 99.5 86 - 88 90 - 94 25th day

    I looked at an inubation chart online. I guess it'd be okay then [​IMG]
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:I think the humidity levels listed above is wet bulb readings. [​IMG]
     
  6. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

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    What's that mean?
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Wet bulb have a wick, and one in goes in the water, and the other end goes on the hygrometer.
     
  8. SnapHappii

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    I dont have one of those. My incubator just has a spot for water on the bottom. But if the numbers for temperature and humidity are the same, there really shouldn't be a problem, right?
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Most incubators recommend 58-60% or between setting the eggs and 3 days prior to hatching. Then you would increase
    to 65% during the hatching process.(someone else can probaly help you better with the humidity for non wet bulbs.)
    Thats for Realative humidity, Non wet bulb.
    Wet bulb 86 - 88 90 - 94(degrees)
     
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