Where would you buy good quality Peafowl eggs??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by chickengrl, May 12, 2011.

  1. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, My husband REALLY wants some peafowl. He even built our chicken run with peafowl in mind. It has 7 foot walls, and it is huge! It will soon be covered with hardware cloth and some areas fully covered for shade. I would like to purchase peafowl eggs and hatch our own. I have been watching the auctions here and haven't seen much. I would like to find a breeder with VERY good quality birds preferably somewhat close to the east coast. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check the UPA website for a local breeder or eBay for eggs. However since peafowl eggs are notorious for being hard to hatch, it may be easier to purchase chicks. Check Legg's peafowl or Hopkins. They sell chicks. There are many breeders out there.
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Keep in mind shipped peafowl eggs lucky to get a 50% hatch. I'm not setting eggs yet have a few eggs I could sell now. I only ship fresh eggs , GUARANTEED to get eggs to you unbroken, have not had even one broken egg in over 4 years shipping them.....but depend on PO route on your hatch rate.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:I got an absolutely AMAZING purple pea boy out of eggs from Burt, and I cannot say enough about his genius packing. If he's got eggs, you should jump at the chance!!
     
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    You people are such enablers! [​IMG]

    you need to quit talking about eggs & hatching. I just got through sterilizing my 'bator & putting it back into storage after my hatch of Ameracaunas (my own 2nd generation!) last week. Now I'm wanting to drag it out again....[​IMG]
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good luck on the eggs. I would also say that hardware cloth is not the best choice for a pea pen top. They do get flighty sometimes and could break their neck. A good flight netting would be the best choice because it gives.
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Gosh, I always forget some folks pen their peas...mine roam and fly free, never going far, and sleeping WAY up in the trees or on the roof. LOVE my peas.
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I should point out that they were raised together with chickens and each other, and that my boy was inside for the first 12 weeks and in a covered pen with the girls I got for him (same age) for the next 3 months. Once they knew where 'home' was, they were out during the day, but chose the coop at night. Then come March (~8 mos old) they started to sleep outside occasionally, then all the time.
     
  10. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Colby and Chookschick,
    Thanks for the info on the hardware cloth. I know we were hoping to keep them penned only while they are young and then would like them to roam as much as they would like. I just don't want something to get them before they have some age on them. Do you think they will fly into it while they are young? It isn't too late. DH hasn't finished the top of the enclosure yet. Also, was hoping if we kept them in a pen for a couple months they would think of it as home and not wander too far. We do have some nice large oaks and such they can roost in. We have the usual predators, fox, hawk, and pretty sure we have an owl around. Do we have to worry about the owl? Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
     
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