Will peahen eggs I order hatch?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Chicken fan13, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Chicken fan13

    Chicken fan13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked at the peafowl association and they have 22.00$ hatching eggs,so i was wondering if they would all hatch?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    There's no way to guarantee that they will hatch. Shipping is really hard on eggs, and even chicken eggs when shipped you are lucky to get 50% to hatch. Peafowl eggs are even more delicate. I had four shipped to me by another user here and one was scrambled in transit so it never developed. One other appears to have been a late quitter. The other two hatched a couple days ago. I got a 50% hatch rate and I consider myself lucky.

    Before I did have two other eggs shipped to me and I got both to hatch, but that was highly unlikely. Shipped eggs are a gamble, and I wouldn't plan on more than 50% of the eggs you order hatching.
     
  3. Chicken fan13

    Chicken fan13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks for the reply
     
  4. Widlast

    Widlast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mortality rate on shipped eggs is rather high.
    In the last two months I ordered 30 eggs through various vendors on Ebay.
    Of the first set of four, 1 hatched, two were either infertile or died in shipping and one died in the shell.
    Of the second set of 13, 6 are getting ready to hatch in the next few days, 7 were infertile or died in transit.
    Of the rest 2 were infertile.

    For the cost, it is actually cheaper to pony up the $300 to $400 for a set of 8 day old chicks, (which usually come with guaranteed
    live delivery).
     
  5. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd strongly recommend purchasing juveniles or yearlings if you are hoping for some good birds to start with. Shipping eggs is a gamble at best when it comes to whether or not they will develop. Chicks don't ship very well either from what I've seen and are quite delicate.
     
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  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my observations, hatching eggs that are shipped with the "fragile, eggs" marked on the box is usually a kick me sign. No matter how well they are packed, its the risk of breaking the chalaza (strings) within the egg, they suspend the yolk and will start to develop if fertile and the embryo will usually die after a short while of incubation. If you can get them intact with good shipping luck, they will hatch. Just my observations [​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
  7. Chicken fan13

    Chicken fan13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks everyone i will either buy peachicks or yearlings.:D
     

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