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post #11 of 26

kathye,  She will go through the same cycle again and possibly a third or fourth time.  They are not that hard to hatch.  What are you using?

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post #12 of 26
I tried to use my little giant incubator that worked in March to hatch 3 chicken eggs, I had 100% two years ago hatching 7/7 baby chcks, but I had a terrible time keeping the temp and humidity constantly the same this time. I've also borrowed a supposedly broody hen from a man at church to see if she would sit on them, but she isn't being consistent either. I guess I need to buy another incubator, but hoped not to have to do that.

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What age do they start?

 

From the UPA:

 

"Peahens will sometimes lay fertile eggs as yearlings. They will lay these eggs late in the summer after they have turned one year old. The best chance for a yearling hen to lay eggs is when she is in the same pen as a mature male."

 

 

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post #14 of 26

Yes some yearling will lay ,but rare .Now if with older male they will be fertile.

 

All my 2 yr old layed.       most of mine layed 3 to 5 clutch a year  5 to 7 eggs per clutch.

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post #15 of 26

Wow learned something here. Never knew they layed that many. Is it all in the spring and you pulled them to double clutch sorta speak?

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post #16 of 26

I get about the same as deerman.  My fertility has sucked this year so far.  Probably because of the weather and early eggs.

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post #17 of 26

Are they all in sucession, Dont know if i spelled that right. Like after one clutch, its another and then another or are yall talking skipping a month or so?

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post #18 of 26

Honestly, I usually don't notice the down time because I usually have three or more females in a pen.  I would guess the downtime is usually a couple of weeks at the most.  I think pulling the eggs daily tends to make them just keep on laying with minimal down time.

 

Egg laying started so early this year, that it is going to be interesting to see hhow many eggs I will eventually get.

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post #19 of 26

Yes thats pulling the eggs. 

Few days between clutches.

 

some in Late July i will let the peahen set on their eggs.

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post #20 of 26

Thanks yall.

 

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