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Will this work

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frizzled, May 7, 2009.

  1. Frizzled

    Frizzled Songster

    I have a little giant incubator and egg turner, will this work for peafowl eggs? I have never seen a peafowl egg up close so I'm not sure how big they are. I didn't know how hard peafowl was to find in North Carolina.

  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I don't think you'll be able to use the turner, you'll probably have to just lay them on their sides and hand turn them. I have never seen a peafowl egg 'in person', but judging from pics I have seen they are pretty big! The eggs will either touch the heating element or kill the motor in the turner. 3 times a day should be sufficient for hand turning. It doesn't need to be the same time every day, just whenever you wake up, after you get home from work, and before you go to bed at night.
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I have 3 peafowl in my LG now but I dont have an egg turner.

    The peafowl eggs are a bit larger than normal eggs.
    I would say they will not fit. In fact I know they wont.

    I just turn them by hand 3x a day
  4. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Peafowl are near impossible to hatch in a bator. I have been trying for 30 years. I must say this year i am doing much better with my gqf sportsman. I still use sitting hens for most of them.
  5. Baron Von Cluck

    Baron Von Cluck Lord 'O Silkies

    Apr 13, 2009
    We have 3 peafowl eggs in our incubator now and they're turning just fine. They're about the size of a large duck egg. We had silky eggs in at the same time. When it was time to stop turning the silkies, we just elevated them and they're hatching out without problems and the peacock eggs are able to continue to turn. Check the different incubators out and they will say what size eggs can be hatched in them. We love ours.

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