Wanted Peafowl Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by alibabba, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. alibabba

    alibabba Songster

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    Trouble finding hatching eggs, some on craigslist have not replied :barnie

    Not even many listed on Ebay...

    I am in Southeast PA, sort of local would be great and also no problem paying for ground shipping. (So the pressurization doesn't damage the eggs)

    Sooner rather than later...My BEST broody just started sitting! The broodies hatch everything I give them.

    Thanks so much!!!
    -A
     

  2. The problem with late season eggs is that not many of them are fertile. I am still getting eggs I don't want only to put them under chicken broodies. Late season chicks are a real pain to get through winter. I just candled 13 eggs under a broody peahen and only one was good. You may be wasting your money and time.
     
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  3. Midnightman14

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    Agreed, many Ebay sellers are selling cheap eggs right now because they are late season. It's pretty low and unethical to do so since most late season eggs have spotty fertility and on top of that shipping is hard on them. I would purchase chicks that are a few weeks old or juveniles rather than hatching eggs. Saves alot of discouragement and money.
     
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  4. snowshoe

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    I am from central PA and still getting a few eggs if you would be interested
     
  5. alibabba

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    Thanks for the advice! LOL, I don't do ANYTHING unless it starts with, "I'll just..." and turns into a real pain! ;)
     

  6. alibabba

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    I did go ahead and acquire 6 eggs. Very good deal, all risks taken into consideration At least the packing was perfection!!!

    I had a shipment of 8 or so bantam Sultan eggs from FLA last year... Knew there was trouble when the bottom of the box was wet. Some completely broken. Some cracked, I repaired a couple, but air sacs all over the place. GRRR.
    I was able to hatch 1 though.

    The shippers birds just started losing tail feathers and it is only July 31st....Eternal Optomist. Wish me luck!
     
  7. Midnightman14

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    By the time the tail feathers start dropping it's usually quitting time. You might get some fertile eggs out of the bunch but I would not be surprised if they all ended up duds.
     
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  8. Agreed.
     
  9. I just read a post on Peacocks Only about someone wanting to buy a batch of eggs for $400. If he only gets one or two eggs to hatch that will be some really expensive chicks.
     
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  10. alibabba

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    Candled yesterday (6 days)
    3 - off to a good start. Veining, dark spot, grown air cells.
    2- I suppose could possibly be behind, more porous and darker shells. it seems the air sac was more visible (first day all 6 completely clear)but we'll see.
    1 is most def. a yolker.

    Under the broody so if they aren't damaged by shipment they will have a good shot.

    Very minimal investment for me, so it's good to know how it will go here on my property healthwise before I invest further.

    The shipper's peahen hatched her own clutch last September and raised them through spring. Very encouraging! (We are both in PA)
     
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