peafowl eggs tapping 3 days before lockdown. Still turn them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GoodKids, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. GoodKids

    GoodKids Out Of The Brooder

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    I set peafowl eggs on Sunday July 10. Lockdown should be this Thursday the 4th with hatch date around the 7th. I have been hand turning them 3 times a day, but when I went to turn them this morning I heard the tap-tap-tapping. Should I continue to turn them the next few days? My temps have run on a slightly higher side, so they could be a bit early.
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    No, they're hatching, close the lid and get the humidity right. Then no opening it untill they're out and dried.
     
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have little experience with peafowl, but if they were chicken eggs, i would lockdown the bator, get the humidity correct, and stop turning them.
     
  4. GoodKids

    GoodKids Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your replies! [​IMG]
     

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