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My peahens haven't started laying yet either. Though I've seen my White peacock breeding most of his hens so I hope to be having eggs soon. Remember that peafowl are a wild species, they are not domesticated for egg laying purposes like chickens, ducks, and geese. She'll lay when she's ready.
Edited by barkerg - 4/17/16 at 7:54pm
Females can be difficult to tell the age. If you can get a close look at her face if she's ready to breed her face will get a blueish color sometimes faint yellow but will fade back to white when she is done with breeding. Your birds seem healthy, it's just going to be a waiting game. The hiss barkerg was referring to is very noticeable sound. Indian species I refer it to a squealing sound. It's fairly loud and short, and if you move fast enough you might be able to catch a glimpse of them breeding. My peacocks usually breed early morning or late evening when it's cooler instead of mid day when it's hot. That's when I see them breed. Sometimes you may never see it actually happen but when she lays, incubate them for about a week, candle them, and if you see veins you know he's doing his job. I will try to get a video of it but it's very hard because they tend to do it when you don't have a camera. I'll try to help out. barkerg you should post the video of your Spalding doing his hiss and rush. I'll try to make a video of my peafowl doing it but it may take a while. If you have a video of the Indian species post that one too.
- Poop Inspector
Hope the link works. I dont have permission to load a video yet...👍.
3yr old spalding rooster rushing at the hen.
here you go:
Are you posting from a computer or a phone? I think you should be able to embed videos on either.