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

L&Schickens

Songster
11 Years
Jun 9, 2008
1,359
3
171
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?
 

Kenboy

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 11, 2010
11
0
21
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.
 

texascowboy1979

Songster
10 Years
Aug 14, 2009
848
3
141
Texas - Best Place on Earth
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.
 

bird

Songster
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
178
0
111
Oregon
How old is your peafowl? You can sell me some of the eggs. I am in Oregon and I have broody hens.
 

L&Schickens

Songster
11 Years
Jun 9, 2008
1,359
3
171
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.
I don't know if she was trying to tell me something or not.
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.
 

SPRING CREEK FARM

Songster
10 Years
Jun 11, 2009
392
13
119
Vanleer,TN
L&Schickens :

I don' have one of them either.


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!!!
 

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