when to stop turning?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ducksarecool12, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    210
    3
    101
    Jul 27, 2010
    oklahoma
    When do you stop turning peafowl eggs? And you incubate the eggs the same as chickens right? so in my little giant still air incubator i hatch them at 101-102 and around 50% humidity right?
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

    703
    2
    129
    Feb 26, 2011
    Nevada
    60% humidity and stop turning them on day 25
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

    881
    12
    159
    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I think the LG will hatch them in 28 days so yeah day 25. My sportsman hatches them at day 26 so I stop at day 24.
     
  4. RedBugPoultry

    RedBugPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Jasper Co., S.C.
    I was reading this thread and wanted to as some opinions. I have 5 peafowl eggs in my sportsman. I have never hatched peafowl eggs before and these are on 28 days today and no pipping. I can tell they have developed but not sure if they are still alive. Any ideas or comments? I have had them the whole time in the incubator and for the first two weeks I turned them by hand 3 times a day plus of course have then turners on. I can see that all have developed but I really do not see any movement and like I said they have yet to pip. Also, I do not hear anything from them.

    I have the humidity up to 70%--is this too high, too low?
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    9,491
    32
    293
    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:that temp should be at the top of the egg, humidity to low
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  6. pbj0206

    pbj0206 Out Of The Brooder

    40
    0
    22
    Mar 8, 2010
    Clearbrook
    Temperature should be 99.5 degrees to 100. Hatching humidity should be very high. 90% or more. During development the temp is the same, but humidity should be between 50 and 60%. Stop turning completely after day 25. Those are the general rules to follow.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    9,491
    32
    293
    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:Carefull those temp. are for forced air incubators...OP has a still air incubator the temp on those are 101 @ top of egg.....
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by