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Subject: How often do peahens lay eggs?


Author:
kiaya611
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Date Posted: 09:12:25 06/01/07 Fri

My 2 new peahens (probably 2 and 3 yrs old) layed an egg a piece the first day i brought them home.

Approximately how often will they lay an egg?

Thanks,

Steven

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Author:
D C T --friendly poultry orthopedist
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Date Posted: 09:47:03 06/01/07 Fri

Getting an egg from each peahen on the first day seems
unusual.
A peahen can lay an egg every other day until she produces
a "clutch" of 2 to 8 eggs. She may (or may not) incubate
those eggs. If the eggs were removed she may (or may not)
lay another clutch of eggs. Predicting what a peahen will do
is not possible
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Author:
karen
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Date Posted: 12:54:27 07/06/07 Fri

This may seem a stupid question but I am new to peafowl, but my peahen is being kept separate for my peacock (a new hen and the peqcock was giving her grief, she is now foster mum to 2 chicks and has started laying). She was with a peacock upto 4 days ago, will the eggs be fertile?. Do they need to mate for each egg to be fertile.... probably really silly questions - you would not beleive I go distinction in biology at school (didn't do eggs!).
Many thanks
Karen
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Author:
D C T --friendly poultry orthopedist
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Date Posted: 19:00:17 07/06/07 Fri

If the peacock had been mating with that peahen before you
had to move her the eggs should be fertile for a while.
Egg yolks are fertilized while still attached to overy.
I have heard that a hen turkey needs only one mating for the
breeding season.
Several years ago I had to separate my green spaldings,
Neverland the Insane and Malpo due to peahen abuse.
After this Malpo laid three fertile eggs and one of these
turned into my beautiful white spalding, Everest.
Everest is not as violent as his father but unfortunately
he is NOT particualrly good at fertilizing eggs



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