How old do peafowl need to be ...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by critters, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    before they start laying eggs?

    before he can make that happen??

    I have had an IB close to a year now and last month
    we bought more peafowl in 2 purchases so our lone male
    wouldn't be alone anymore....

    so our 9 chickens, 47 guineas, 9 muscovy and 9 mixed ducks
    now have 8 new friends....

    (until I just typed this I had not noticed all the "9's" before...
    I had just gave away some chickens...hmmmm)[​IMG]
     
  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    guess two years old from what i know about peacocks, these are the first for us...
    We have a small group gonna be two this year coming.

    got 3 indian hens, 1 blackshoulder hen
    and the male is a Cameo. The male is so sweet and we love watching him with his lil tail shaking around and strutting around at the hens, he even does it to my wild easterns in the pen next to his. Cant wait to try to hatch some this coming 2012, be intresting to see what kind of pea chicks they all produce..
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2011
  3. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    thats what I was thinking but was unsure...thanks!
     
  4. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Males usually are sexually mature at 2 years old. Peahens can be yearlings, but most peahens will lay at 2 yrs!
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    C&Rman :

    Males usually are sexually mature at 2 years old. Peahens can be yearlings, but most peahens will lay at 2 yrs!

    [​IMG]......most need to be two....but some yearlings have layed.


    This is for indianblues(as their colors). Greens need to be older......and real high % spaldings.​
     

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