peahen eggs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Phage, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    I am looking to pre order peahen eggs and figured I would start looking early [​IMG] . I am thinking anything but blue, though more important will be proximity to california/San diego as these large eggs take such a bashing in the post. If you are going to have a bunch for sale please PM me.
    Thanks so much
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yep ,shipping does hurt the hatch rate, but I NEVER have any broke the way I ship. I have shipped to 49 of the states. Have you hatch peafowl eggs before? Pick up is alway best.
     
  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Quote:Hatched out 20+ last year, just for fun really as we can't keep many. Never got a broken egg. The best hatches came from several lots of 3 IB eggs that were sent by mail about 40 miles. All developed, and most of them hatched.

    Eggs shipped from out of state had overall at least a 50% failure to start developing rate, though eggs from one seller always did better, so I am sure egg quality is also a factor in coping with "shipping trauma". If I got them to start the usually did OK.

    Unfortunately my Fav egg seller no longer has peafowl [​IMG] .
     

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