India Blue Hen

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by fgdiii, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. fgdiii

    fgdiii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a 3 year old India Blue hen. How long will she continue to lay eggs?
     
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  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I have heard that they will often live and lay till 50 or more years of age. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I read often about peafowl going 50-60.. but personally I doubt that... my Blue male is nearing 26 and he definitely looks "old".. would not be surprised if he passes within 5 years.

    Hens do lay for many years, up to 15-20 years. As for season-wise, if this hen is currently laying, she will stop soon and not lay again until spring.
     
  4. fgdiii

    fgdiii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think she is laying now but the Seller said she laid 30 eggs this year. That would be great. Thanks for your answers.
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Good hen.

    BTW peahens are considered to be fully mature at 3 years.. males are fully colored out at 3 years but they get "a little better" every year until 6 years.

    So they are long lived and long-breeding birds for sure at the very least.
     

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