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Peahens "dropping" eggs - help?

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I have a pair of India Blue peahens who have started off the laying season by laying the first 3 eggs when they are perched on a roost...splat. Last year I had a couple splats, but well over 25 eggs were laid in a nice quiet nesting area. Going to put a fake egg in the nesting area to encourage nesting there. Any other suggestions? ANyone else see this behavior? Is it relatively common? Thanks!!

Sharing the homestead with my hubby, teenage daughter and son, 2 cats. India Blue peacocks: Blue, Sweet Pea, Penelopea, and Indie. Also some Bobwhite quail to keep us all entertained. Never stop learning...

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Sharing the homestead with my hubby, teenage daughter and son, 2 cats. India Blue peacocks: Blue, Sweet Pea, Penelopea, and Indie. Also some Bobwhite quail to keep us all entertained. Never stop learning...

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Put a pile of hay about a foot high under the perch so they don't break.

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Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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There's a pretty large area to cover under their roost bars...but may have to resort to adding that cushion. I did get one egg yesterday that she managed to lay while on the ground anyway. Looks like one of them is finally rooting around in their nesting area so hopefully they are figuring it out.

Sharing the homestead with my hubby, teenage daughter and son, 2 cats. India Blue peacocks: Blue, Sweet Pea, Penelopea, and Indie. Also some Bobwhite quail to keep us all entertained. Never stop learning...

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Sharing the homestead with my hubby, teenage daughter and son, 2 cats. India Blue peacocks: Blue, Sweet Pea, Penelopea, and Indie. Also some Bobwhite quail to keep us all entertained. Never stop learning...

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Everywhere .... even in China!
We understand nothing ... but then... we understand everything! :lau
.... rice bran!

 

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Everywhere .... even in China!
We understand nothing ... but then... we understand everything! :lau
.... rice bran!

 


The language of peafowl is universal!

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I have a pair of India Blue peahens who have started off the laying season by laying the first 3 eggs when they are perched on a roost...splat. Last year I had a couple splats, but well over 25 eggs were laid in a nice quiet nesting area. Going to put a fake egg in the nesting area to encourage nesting there. Any other suggestions? ANyone else see this behavior? Is it relatively common? Thanks!!
I had a hen like that once, I even tried to remove the perches. She just couldnt get it together at first. It took her until the 2d clutch and me yelling daily "cull" "cull" and then she figured it out.

Gerald Barker
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