Pulling A Switch-A-Roo on my hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sagefox, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. sagefox

    sagefox In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2008
    Western PA
    I have a broody silkie sitting on 5 eggs (silkie eggs).... I have 2 peafowl eggs in my incubator that don't look so great when I candled them..no veins, no movement...large shadow...but I'm gonna let them ride and see what happens since this is my first try at peafowl.
    However...I just bought 2 pied peafowl eggs last night and they should be here on Friday.... would it be possible for me to switch out the eggs from my silkie and replace it with one of the new pied eggs (and then put the silkie eggs in my incubator)? I've read alot that peafowl eggs do much better under a broody then in a bator so I'd really like to give that a shot this time. Should I pull a switch-a-roo or just put the pieds in the bator?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    You can switch them, but I'd just bator the eggs. Hens can be unpredictable.

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