First egg today

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Glenmar, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first egg today. [​IMG] I was able to pen my free ranging spalding hen two weeks ago.
    Today I got the first egg. Sure hope it is fertile. I plan to collect 4-6 then let her sit on some. She is safe in my barn, so this
    will be my first year with chicks from her. [​IMG] Last year she nested out in the field and something took or ate all the eggs.
     
  2. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome i too, got my first egg today. probably a white or a pied! exciting finding it. my first one ever. looks like a turkey egg. Threw it in my bator will i get one tomorrow or the next day you think? do they only lay a couple? most of them are 2 years old..some 3
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe one every other day. I am holding mine out to set them in the incubator all at once.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    sound like a great plan , they will lay a egg every other day then take a break, between clutches, mine laye 3 to 4 clutches each year. when you let mom raise them feed a20 to 24% medicated starter feed first few months
     
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Deerman. This is the first year that I have had her penned. She is in one of my 12x12 horse stalls.
    I can't wait. [​IMG]
     
  6. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally got an egg today, it is going to be black shoulder split bronze.
     
  7. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will the first egg be fertile? i have 3 males in the pen and they make thier call constantly. all at once lol...and i see the silver pied display all day long hes dominant. male. for sure. are there usualy no fertility problems with peafowl? i know with my call ducks its a pain in the REAR to get all fertile eggs. especially from the nice show qality birds
     

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