peacock eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kyle E, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Kyle E

    Kyle E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it better for me to put the peacock eggs in the incubator or to let the hen to hatch them
     
  2. Cranman

    Cranman Out Of The Brooder

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    If the hen will sit on them let nature take it's course
     
  3. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatch all of mine under my cochin bantam and silkie hens. Have had outstanding hatch rate from them, heard it is hard hatching them in an incubator. Sometimes the younger peahens don't want to set. I had one peahen that wanted to set last year and she hatched 5 out of 6 eggs. Good Luck.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Do you take the chicks away from your silkies and cochins or let them keep them a while? I was under the impression that the hardest part was raising the chicks after they hatch since they don't have enough sense to figure out what their food and water is for. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kyle E

    Kyle E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok I will
     
  6. Kyle E

    Kyle E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She's about 2 yrs old now. I will see what happens if she will sit one them I will let her if not I'll hatch them.
     
  7. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just asked a similar question and consensus seemed to be let them sit on them a week or two then put them in the bator.
     

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