my peahen is digging holes in the ground? WHY?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KWAK, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    My peahen (4yrs) is digging holes a little larger than a baskett ball every where in the pen! WHY? its sort of annoying lol... how can i stop it?


    lol im new and she's never done it befor inn the last 3 months?
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is more then likely looking for a good place to lay eggs.

    Steve
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    already? there is still snow out?
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there pens are full of snow with no dirt showing she could also be looking for dry ground, normally when my Peahens dig holes they are looking for a nesting place or Dirt bath. When it snows here it only last for a day or two.
     
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  5. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    she digs most of the holes inside the coop in the hay/straw/woodshavings only a few outside...

    and i caught her a few minuts a go sitting on a few hens eggs
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Sound like she is getting ready to lay.....setting on eggs, they like to lay were they layed their last egg. hole digging more like dust bath ,
     
  7. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    thanks every one [​IMG]
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Also durring the winter my birds were really digging up the whole pen, even the males. I think they were trying to find bugs and grass and since they couldn't find any they were trying to find them all over the pen. And/or it could be that she is searching for a nesting place too.[​IMG]
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:[​IMG] yep bug hunting
     
  10. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    went out to the coop and........................................ FOUND A PEAFOWL EGG!
     

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