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How long does it take for a peahen to lay a clutch?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LoveMyBirds374, May 16, 2011.

  1. LoveMyBirds374

    LoveMyBirds374 In the Brooder

    May 7, 2011
    Shenandoah Valley
    My peahen started laying her eggs a week ago yesterday (I believe). She's laid 5 eggs so far. I'm wondering how long it takes for her to lay a clutch, and at what point she should be setting on them.

    I have a couple of broody hens I'd like to place the eggs under before the eggs spoil, if needbe. I'm a little confused at the moment.

  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    they lay ever other day, so depend on how many egg , but 2 weeks as most don't lay more than 7 per clutch. You can pull the eggs and keep until you have enought to set, broody hens 5 eggs are a good number to set

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