JUSTIN BEIBER (OUR PEACOCK) IS A DAD!!

One of Farmer Mary’s visiting dogs was barking non-stop last night and when she went to investigate she found the dog near the incubator. A peacock had hatched and was making noise.

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A close up, a few hours old. Peacocks aren’t particularly attractive for the first two years. They are brown striped very tall chicks with huge eyes and feet. The males gorgeous long “eye” feathers aren’t fully developed for three years. the females are never as pretty as the males. This helps protect their nest and babies from predators since the female can blend into nature more easily without the long, flashy tail.

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A bit better view in more light. Note the “egg tooth” adhered to the end of the beak which enables the chick to peck it’s way out of the egg. This will fall off naturally at day 3 or 4 .

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Watch for more updates.
Meanwhile, outside, one peahen is setting on eggs and one is laying eggs but not setting, yet.

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DAY TWO
The baby is named FRANCES (gender hard to determine in peachicks for quite a while). his or her feathers are developing at an amazing rate.

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