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How many Peahens can a Peacock handle?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by texascowboy1979, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, Im doing some math.... and I would like to know from all you peafowl breeders, how many hens can a Cock handle well? 3, 4, 5, 6?

    how many hens does your Peacock have? Thanks.
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Depend on the peacock, most 3 yr and older ,any of the above , I have some peacocks that breed up to 6 peahens. Some peacocks may not accept all 6.

    myself lot depends on color and pattern, of the peahens. Could be hard to tell which chicks are from with 6 diffrent color or pattern peahens. I feel safe putting 6 peahens with most peacocks. Most times I only have 4 with a peacock, but thats because of the need to know what colors ,or pattern a peachick will be carring.
     
  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Myself, I only run 3 or 4 with my males so just because you have 4 hens in a pen don't mean all eggs will be fertile so more hens is not always better. Some breeders have super 2yr old males that can handle 4 hens I myself have never been so lucky. I have a 3 year old Purple male that couldn't even handle 2 hens last year didn't get any fertile eggs from them.

    Steve
     

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