First Egg

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by alibabba, May 20, 2019.

  1. alibabba

    alibabba Songster

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    Hello, Was away for the weekend and found this today.
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    I have 2 peahens and one Peacock. One IB BS hen was hatched 7/14/17. Approx 23 months)
    The other two are from mixed pen from BYC member :) shipped eggs hatched under my broody hen(chicken) approx September 2017. (Approx 20 months)

    The Peacock has a few "T feathers" that he has had for a few months. I just notice a couple of small Eye feathers - looking at him today.

    He has been displaying and strutting like crazy, and I saw one of the hens squat for me, I forget which, but I think it was the one same age as the peacock. But, I have not seen any mating.

    I made a little nest in a cement mixing tub and set it near where the egg was. (rectangular ones like at home depot, I had it here, was supposed to be fora a dust bath)

    From reading here, I see that anything or nothing can happen at this point... Just excited and curious :)

    ETA - Its the younger one! After much pacing, looking longingly at my dense high, Hosta perennial garden(they are penned), and checking out the suspicious nest multiple times...hen settled into nest. Other hen and Peacock helping? 2nd peahen is still sitting watching her and fiddling/fluffing with the pine needles also! This is really so amazing to watch!
     
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  2. alibabba

    alibabba Songster

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    2nd egg!
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    Helpers
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  3. Start thinking on getting a chicken hen to go broody in about a week or so. Your two-year-old hen might not go broody.
     
  4. alibabba

    alibabba Songster

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    KsKingBee Thank you! Great tip! I have a broody that hatches everything I give her. And goes broody pretty easily.(She hatched those two peafowl)
    I will start trying to get her in the mood!

    Should I leave the peafowl eggs in the nest or take them and set them bottom up in the house like I do with chicken hatching eggs?
     
  5. alibabba

    alibabba Songster

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    Bah! First egg broken. 2nd seems okay. I'll be bringing them in, I will put a couple chicken eggs in there for motivation...
     
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