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Peahen made a nest!!! Now what!?

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Okay one of my Peahens made a nest I kind of spooked her on accident because I didn't see her at first and there is not an egg underneath her she immediately went back to sitting. Questions: since she mad a nest is that indicitave of yes she is going to lay eggs and sit? Also, she picked quire a spot.... in our pig pen so I am concerned that if she does lay her eggs when she gets up to get a drink or eat one of our pigs will find her egg and eat it. It it possible to move her next and not upset her or should we just move our pig?  Please let me know thank you so much!! 

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Okay one of my Peahens made a nest I kind of spooked her on accident because I didn't see her at first and there is not an egg underneath her she immediately went back to sitting. Questions: since she mad a nest is that indicitave of yes she is going to lay eggs and sit? Also, she picked quire a spot.... in our pig pen so I am concerned that if she does lay her eggs when she gets up to get a drink or eat one of our pigs will find her egg and eat it. It it possible to move her next and not upset her or should we just move our pig?  Please let me know thank you so much!! 
She might be close as they will pick a nest a few days early, keep an eye on her posture as thats a sure sign prior to laying. Also, peafowl as well as some other pheasant species, have been known to lay a decoy egg away from the actual nest.

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