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do i take away her eggs?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by daniellooo, May 24, 2016.

  1. daniellooo

    daniellooo Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2015
    hi there. i have 3 peahens and one peacock sharing the same pen, all are about a year old at this point. the peacock might be a little younger than the females. one or all of the girls have laid an egg in the last few days and they are not being sat on. from what i've read, it's unlikely that the eggs could be fertilized by a 1 year old male, so... should i take the eggs out of the pen? or just leave them in there and see what happens?[​IMG]
  2. Romeacresfarm1

    Romeacresfarm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2013
    You can always take two of the eggs and incubate them for a few days to see if fertile. If it is, you can let them sit the rest (since they will not have te same hatch date and they may not wait until rest are ready).

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