Explain the peahen eggs to me PLEASE???

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

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Songster

    Feb 26, 2011
    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


    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.


    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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