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When do peahens start laying and go broodie on her eggs??

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When will a pea hen start laying and go broodie and start laying on her egg and have babies??

Father to: 5 Arabian Horses, 2 Dogs, 5 Cats, 2 Rabbit, 2 Hedgehogs, 2 Goats, 5 Ducks, 71 ish Chickens, 2 Oregon Mini Geese and 2 Peacocks!
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Father to: 5 Arabian Horses, 2 Dogs, 5 Cats, 2 Rabbit, 2 Hedgehogs, 2 Goats, 5 Ducks, 71 ish Chickens, 2 Oregon Mini Geese and 2 Peacocks!
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Depends on how old she is, most start laying at the age of two yrs some at three yrs if they are of age then they should start around March or April. And for the broody part, we have about 25 hens and we only two that has ever gone broody, So GOOD LUCK on a broody hen.

Steve

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Depend on were you live, southern state peahens start early, northern state start in April.

If in large flight mine go broody after they lay about 6 to 7 eggs,  I break mine up, to get more eggs.  Sometime I let them hatch eggs end of laying season late July here or Aug.  Peahens make great mothers........................


All my peahens lay at 2yr old.........


Edited by deerman - 4/9/10 at 5:03pm
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I have two one year old peahens.  Do they need to have a peacock for their quality of life?  The two are very bonded, grew up together, hang out together all the time, and really love each other.  When they wander apart from one another for a short time, they begin to cry out until they come together with the other. 

So I'm wondering about a peacock and if he'll be a welcome addition.  I don't think I care about having peachicks.

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