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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KsKingBee, Jan 29, 2016.
Your killin' me, .
One of my IB hens decided to give up an egg. Only problem is it was a perch bomb and it blew up!
So far two Cameo hens and one IB hen. First ten eggs were clears.
Update: 10 Mar 2016, my greens started today, Central, Texas.
Meet Mikey, Rocky & Ninja
Mikey hatched 2/25/16 (this photo is about a week old)
Rocky hatched yesterday afternoon...
Ninja popped out at about 6:45 this morning. You can see Mikey in the background, checking out the wee one...
Next year, I am definitely replacing the heat lamps with a DARKER coop heat source!!! In the meantime, I have to figure out how to integrate two new chicks with a two week older (and much bigger) sibling, or get busy building another hutch so I can move more incubator eggs to the hatcher. The hens have been laying their behinds off.
Congrats on the peababies! Very exciting and so early!
And (by the way), we really have missed you here, so very glad to see you back!
Congratulations! I can't wait for my hens to start laying.
Thanks everybody. They're new-baby cute right now, but house peas for a couple of months till it quits freezing at night for sure. Noisy as always. But so glad to have them. Nothing hatched last year at all.
Oh, and BTW, I'm trying to sort out genetics... IB hen has either white or pied gene but I have never known which, and these are her first chicks to hatch. Given the very pied babies, dad is obviously the opal SP, not either of the straight IB's. Not sure about Mikey's dad, that one's colors are a little weird and not so obviously pied. Hen is (I have always thought) IBBS, but baby colors are all a bit odd... wouldn't think the opal would show as a split. The two newest ones look like twins, one has slightly more yellow than the other. The little opal SP hen is laying eggs, some have been fertilized, but all clears in the bator. All making it to hatch eggs are coming from the BS hen...
Best to all.