FERTILITY

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Silver pied, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Silver pied

    Silver pied Out Of The Brooder

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    When introducing a different cock to a pen of hens how long will it take for the eggs that are played to be fertilized by the new
    cock?
     
  2. Silver pied

    Silver pied Out Of The Brooder

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    I should have done a better job of proof reading but the question is there.
     
  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I have heard two weeks, more or less.
     
  4. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the hens cycle, ie... if you have a hen laying right now with no rooster and she has laid 3ea eggs then chances are you will be to late for that clutch. Now, if they have not laid yet, then it depends on the aggressiveness of the rooster he will court her and once they trade it will be about 3-5 days and she should start laying a fertile clutch. These are not exact times but a rough draft of what to expect I hope it helps, good luck and keep us posted.[​IMG]

    Gerald Barker
     
  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sperm of peacocks is less fertile than sperm of turkeys ... regular mating are needed!
    The peahen lays every other day, the day she lays she use to refuse mating but the day she doesn't lay she look for mating.
    But at the end .... only one spermatozoid for one egg!
     
  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    In my opinion what makes sense to me is that wild birds can hold enough live sperm to lay an entire clutch. So I can see peafowl having it 8-12 days maybe less or more. I'm sure though they are not breeding every time she's not laying.
     
  7. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Until he mates with them, some hens may not accept new males now, so no fertile eggs until they mate.
     
  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't like ... white ... pied .... silver pied [​IMG].... if they have the choice .... an IB with full of colored eyes !
     
  9. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tends not to be an issue when confined in pens.

    Don't forget, peafowl are very social birds. So relationships do actually matter to them.
     
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  10. Silver pied

    Silver pied Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to determine.::..
    When I switch males in a pen at what point can I depend on the eggs that are being laid have been fertilized by the new cock
     

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