Should I hatch Peafowl or Wyanndottes?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DancingWthDucks, May 19, 2016.

  1. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
    Hi all,

    I've got a dilemma...

    Recently my black Pilkie (Polish x Silkie) hen went strongly broody and is currently in the nest box, dedicatly incubating a stone, and about a week ago a friend gave us 6 Silver Laced Wyanndotte Bantams hatching eggs from his breeding stock. I was all set on giving her the eggs tonight until another friend offered me 3 Peafowl eggs....

    Could I put both the Bantam eggs and the Peafowl eggs together?

    What are the chances of 1 week old bantams hatching?

    Could I brood both the pea chicks and bantams together?

    What would you do?

    Thanks in advance
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    I don't know about brooding them together, but I would think that your pilkie should be able to cover a dozen eggs, so nine should be no problem

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