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Explain the peahen eggs to me PLEASE???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by C&Rman, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone says that they take the peahens clutch of eggs and she will lay more and more clutches. I don't get this very well. Can someone explain this to me?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Um,

    Some birds have an instinct that says- "Go, and Produce a nest of 5-15 eggs!" "Now set on them for the APPOINTED time!!!" (see all dramatic [​IMG] )

    If you remove the eggs before she starts to incubate them (before the 'set on them' part) she will make a new set of eggs, one every whatever hours till she has enough...

    over and over ... stuck in the first command-

    You must be putting these eggs into an incubator to hatch them tho- (if you have a peacock)

    This is also after too many times (in one breeding season) probably hard on the peahen.

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    Some birds the "Now set on them for the APPOINTED time!!!" has been selectively bred out so they only make eggs (see egg 'production' types ducks/chickens) Some have only that command and not the first, (see broody type of chickens) - most breeds that continue w/o intervention (incubator or AI) do some of each.
     

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