How many chicks will a peahen have?

AnnaLease

Chirping
8 Years
May 10, 2011
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If I was to get a Blue India pair this summer or fall and they had babies next summer and I let the hen raise the chicks herself, how many eggs would she lay in a summer and how many chicks would hatch and live? I would keep them in a coop and flight pen (not freeranged) so there wouldn't be any predator problems.
 

SunBaked

Songster
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
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4
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Southwest
Last year I let mine hatch her eggs and out of 5 eggs 3 hatched. If you pick them up though to incubate they will lay about 20-30 (3 clutches). I put some of my eggs in the incubator and the rest I'm going to let them hatch.
 

6littlechickies

Songster
10 Years
May 12, 2009
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Burton, OH
The answer is still pretty variable. If she sets the eggs she will likely lay one clutch or about 4-6 eggs. Of these it's anyones guess as to fertility, how brooding the hen is and other external factors. Good luck, they are lots of fun.
 

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