Peacock Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Keisha, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever incubated these? If so what are your expierances? Is there anything different you have to do with them?
    There was probably 2 dozen peacock eggs for sale at a swap today for $3 per egg. I was so tempted to buy some because peacocks are so gorgeous and the adult birds are way expensive. But I passed them up because I don't know anything about them.
     
  2. Gardeninggranny

    Gardeninggranny Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never artifically incubated peacocks, although we had hens sit on eggs. Incubation period is 30 days and any incubator that will hold turkey eggs would work. However I don't know if I would buy eggs at a swap meet unles I knew the people selling them. Don't count on the hatching rate being very high if you buy eggs like this. You are probably better off buying chicks.
     

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