1 nest, 3 pea hens, 15 eggs, and not one of them is sitting!!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by L&Schickens, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I have 1 white pea hen and 2 blues in with a white peacock. They have build up a huge stock pile of eggs and they are not sitting. what gives? They nest is nice and quiet with lots of cover. Am I peaking in too much or what?
     
  2. Kenboy

    Kenboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Peafowls have been domesticated for so long that some are just not good setters. Kind of like White Leghorns. I good brood hen would do you some good.
     
  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I don' have one of them either.[​IMG]
     
  4. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Id incubate them or stick them under a chicken who's brooding... if you dont have ither... find a friend that has a brooding chicken... Make sure to take the cicken eggs away and replace with the peafowl eggs..

    Best of luck.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or just send them to me... I have a few hens that went broody [​IMG]
     
  6. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I would love to send them to you, but I don't know how I would get the chicks back once they hatched. [​IMG]
     
  7. bird

    bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is your peafowl? You can sell me some of the eggs. I am in Oregon and I have broody hens. [​IMG]
     
  8. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    The two blue hens I bought as chicks and they are 3 this year, along with the white male. (He was suposed to be a black shoulder:rolleyes:) I jsut bought the white hen a few months ago and was told she is 5 years old and has hatched her own eggs before. I know she is laying becuase I was in the pen and she was on the perch above me when she layed an egg! The egg hit my shouldger and then smashed on the ground. [​IMG] I don't know if she was trying to tell me something or not. [​IMG] I would love to ship people eggs no problem or have them come get some. I am selling my incubator and getting a "Real" one, so I don't want to plug in my old hubabator again. PM me if you want some and I do have a pay pal account. Not sure how much they are worth. I just marked 2 this morning that were layed already today or last night. Thanks!

    I will go take some pictures of them so you can se what they look like.
     
  9. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Here are some pictures:

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  10. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    L&Schickens :

    I don' have one of them either.[​IMG]

    [​IMG] I sure wish you did have at least one broody hen---I have a black Silkie hen that hatched out 2 white peachicks that are about 3 weeks old now and they sure are cute together, and boy, is she protective of those babies!!! [​IMG]
     

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