How many eggs can a Bantam Cochin sit on?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by racuda, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've decided to add peafowl to our menagerie of chickens and guinea fowl. I'm watching eBay auctions of 4, 6, and 8 eggs. One of my Cochin hens can cover 12 Guinea eggs, so how many Peafowl eggs do you think can they cover?
     
  2. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have peafowl but i have turkey eggs underneath a black austorlorp.. She has 9 guinea eggs 3 turkey eggs and a double yoke chicken egg. So if i were you id putt 6 peafowl eggs under her.
     
  3. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you did say BANTAM cochin right?? or was that a mistype??

    i'm thinking of my little cochins out in the yard (bantams) and looking at the peaeggs that are sitting on my counter, and i'm thinking 2-3
    MAYBE......

    good luck!! they're great....

    *edit*
    how big are guinea eggs?? my pea eggs and hte turkey egg si had shipped are about the same size... are guines closer to chicken size?? or bigger?
     
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Four
     
  5. lorad

    lorad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silver Phoenix hen can cover 4-5 peafowl eggs comfortably or 6 turkey or 18 guinea eggs.
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Yeah 4 sounds right
     
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  7. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually put 3 under my silkies. Might be able to cover 4 but I want to be sure.
     
  8. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is a bantam Cochin. I bought 8 eggs, so I'll put 4 under her and 4 in the incubator.
     

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