Laying season

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by zazouse, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    What months of the year do Peas lay their eggs?
    I know it may be in the sticky but i don't have the time to look for it.
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  2. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here i think its april to september or august
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  4. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My start laying mid March and lay to July or Aug. Up north in colder climate they start April or May
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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you,

    So how many eggs can they lay in a week or month.
    Also when moving a adult breeding pair to a new home, does that mess their laying up to where they won't lay for a while?
     
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  6. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they start laying they will lay one egg ever other day till they lay there first clutch this could be from 3 to 8 eggs sometime a few more. If you gather the eggs they will lay one or two more clutches of eggs. Moving breeder durring breeding season could make them stop laying it depend on how stress out the bird gets.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I figured that might happen,

    i know when i got my chicks i picked them up the next town over, one of them got sick the next day and i hand fed it sugar water and polyvisol every 30 to 45 minutes all day, next day she was fine.

    Glade i read on here about chicks stressing from a trip on here , guess even a short trim can stress them as well.

    I got a chance to get a grown breeder pair in a few months, i really wanted more chicks cause i free range, but if i can get a grown pair and keep them penned i could hatch my own and sell the pair if they don't work out here in a freerange setting.
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  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Here mine start mid April end August. Best to have the breeders moved into the breeding pens , least 30 days before they start laying.

    Yes getting breeding pr. could produce you lots of chicks this year, Sometime I will even let the peahens set those late batch of eggs.
     
  9. peacockfarmer1

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    are peahens pretty good mothers? wouldnt the other peahens and peacock in the pen hurt the chicks
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I do not know but i will be an incubator to hatch my eggs because everything here free ranges and i don't wanan loose any hens or babies my dogs can only watch so many places at one time.

    You know i free range ducks,geese, guineas and chickens together sometimes i keep some of my hatches and i turn them loose with the rest of the flocks at 4 to 6 weeks and none of the flocks bother them, if i catch one that do keep trying to hurt the young , they become my version of pedigree dog food [​IMG] everyone gets along and i have lots of room for everyone .
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