Broody peahen question

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by red horse ranch, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one year old peahen has been setting on one egg for 10 days. I candled the egg today and it is clear. My question is whether to let her keep brooding or try to break her broodiness. A couple of people have said to let her set but I'm not sure it's a good idea. I've had to break chicken hens from being broody but I'm not sure of the best way to do it with a young peahen. Or do I let her brood? :confused:
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I can see no purpose in allowing her to set. Brooding can be somewhat debilitating. If she were mine, I would try to break her.
     
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  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I agree with you and I will take the egg away tomorrow and close the door on her nest. I think she's too young for this.
     
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  4. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have another pea egg you can give her? or a chicken egg? If she wants to brood I would give her something to try to hatch. Not everyone gets broody peahens. I had 5 hens that went broody and I had 86 peafowl. I gave away free all but 33 cause I had 3 weeks to move to Florida and no time to sell them. I kept my 5 broody hens.
     
  5. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Nice to see you around Yoda. Will we see you at the UPA convention this year in Cookeville, Tn. ?

    I like the idea of giving her a couple of chicken eggs, that would fulfill her desire to be a mother and good practice for the future.
     
  6. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I no longer support the UPA so I will never go to a convention. Good to be back, not in CT anymore now in Florida :yesss:
     

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