Is it to late for peahens to lay another clutch and hatch them?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by greenbird, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. greenbird

    greenbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a peahen hatch some chicks of her own, and long story short they are dead [​IMG]. Could she still lay another clutch and hatch them? Is it to late in the breeding season? The male is almost done molting for this year, just a few more feathers to go. I know they will sometimes lay a third clutch, but I'm guessing it's kind of rare.
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if they hatched, then that is it for this year.
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  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    i get 3 to 4 clutches per hen. even got a peahen setting after hatching some out earlier , i pull her chicks, Now if your peacock has drop his train eggs will not be fertile.
     
  4. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info Deerman. I learned something. I did not realize if they hatched some eggs, they would lay again.
     
  5. greenbird

    greenbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hatched them right at the beginning of June, and the last chick disappeared last week. So it's all very recent, my hopes aren't too high [​IMG]
     

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