Successfully incubated Pea Chick!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by nhblond, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. nhblond

    nhblond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I can hardly believe it but we have successfully hatched our first Pea Chick that came from our three year old India Blues!!! [​IMG]

    Nothing went smoothly of course! He took forever to hatch and so I had to help out [​IMG] I know that it is considered a No-no, but couldn't stand by and do nothing. The membrane had dried out on the egg and he couldn't push the shell all the way open. So, I sterilized a spoon handle and wet it and gently did a tiny amount of prying..... then POP, he pushed the top of the egg open!

    He also had his feet balled up into fists, so he couldn't stand up. Well, after trying the "shoes" off the UPA website...... they failed because the tape wouldn't hold...... this morning he has managed to stand and walk all on his own.

    We are sooooo proud!

    No sign of hatch from the other egg that was due to hatch with him, but we also have four due to hatch on July 2nd, so we will see. I really don't care, in my opinion it was a huge success!!!

    Because of his foot problems we named him Forrest [​IMG]

    Here are a few pics!

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    And here he is today on Day 2

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  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Adorable! [​IMG] I only wish I had enough property to have pewfowl.

    Make sure you keep him on even/stable ground so that he can maintain secure footing, that way his bones set properly and he won't have crooked toes.

    Congrats again!
     
  3. nhblond

    nhblond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you are right about the even ground.

    Right now he has a layer of shavings, covered by a layer of paper towel, covered by a hand towel....... all to do with it being a first experience and getting the right footing in quickly as he was hatching!!!
    Later on today we are going to take everything out and put down a face cloth. That way it should be nice and flat and even.

    Thanks!
     
  4. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats [​IMG]
     

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