How old before they start laying eggs, breeding?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by seabreeze, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a few peafowl, we *think* one white hen (but need to get a pic of her/him), one India Blue, one Purple black shoulder? and another that I am not quite sure of (will put pic here).

    The blue, purple males are just 2 and same for white hen. The one with pic is just 1 yr. Can we expect any activity at all?

    Thanks!

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  2. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if you got any answers, but I know 2 year olds can breed and lay. I only have a yr old pair, but I've done tons of research, and they say proper nutrition also helps a lot. Hens can breed at a year, but may not until they're 2. Males become mature enough to breed at age 2 and if they have an eye in their tail. So you may get a few fertile eggs this year. Hope I helped some! If you have more questions hopefully someone with more experience will answer.
     

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