Question regarding candling of peafowl egg....

critters

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I know this isn't the peafowl forum but thought someone here
would know the answer...
I have 5 peafowl eggs in the incubator and today is day 11....
candled the eggs today and only saw a warm looking
orange/yellow mass in each egg....
I have incubated alot of eggs and would have expected
to see spider like veins in it by now....
are peafowl eggs any different??
 

serendipity22

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I'd think you'd see veins as well, however, with pea eggs, maybe it'll take a bit longer to be sure. As long as they're not smelling, I'd let them sit in the incubator for another week.
 

weimarmama

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Their eggshell is so much thicker than chicken eggs so they are a little harder to candle. But you should be able to see veins by now. This is a picture of one of my pea eggs at about 7 days:



Definitely not the best picture, but you can kinda see the network of blood vessels that the arrow is pointing to & they were much more visible in person. But if you're not sure & they don't smell bad and aren't weeping it wouldn't hurt to leave them in the incubator. Good luck.
 

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