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Originally Posted by cschoer View Post

I'm almost positive they haven't been together mating. I'm going to try to pen them up. I'll keep you posted and thanks. By the way, one of my hens is blind, have you ever heard of that. She does fine though.


As @feedman77 says, just because you didn't see the matings it doesn't mean it didn't happen.  It is best to separate one tom and the hens as multiple toms in with the hens can cause reduced numbers of fertilized eggs and injury to the hens. 

 

You can crack one of the existing eggs to check for fertilization. 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

 

You should definitely separate the blind hen from the toms as it would be irresponsible to breed her.

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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post #12 of 12
I will do that. I got to thinking that I might be wrong about the mating as I never saw my peacocks do their thing either and we have had several sets of peacocks hatched. I will test an egg. Thanks so much for the info. It really helps.
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