My Peahen's first sit

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by dixygirl, May 18, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008

    My pea hen is sitting on 7 eggs now. I have had her and her mate for about a year and a half. This is the first time she has laid eggs! She laid 10 actually, 1 she has set aside in a different area by itself, one broke and I took one inside.

    Meanwhile her mate looks on protectively

    I am amazed that she seems to know how to do everything all by herself instinctively. I didn't have to show her how to do anything [​IMG]

    I wonder if any of them are fertile. I want some peafowl babies [​IMG]
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    thats cool beautiful peafowl hope they hatch some.

  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They are beautiful! One reason I have never gotten any is that they take so long to mature. My dad keeps telling me I need a peacock instead of guineas, LOL. For the first time ever, the other night, I heard a peacock calling down the street! I didn't know anyone around me had them. It was eerie.
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I want some too. Keep us posted until she hatches them.
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    Their call does sound eerie!
    For the first year when people asked me if they were loud i said " Oh no. Mine don't make any noise"

    Now, they cry Meow at 3am-4am every morning. I can hear it inside in bed and it sounds like a distress call to me.

    I found this video of what they sound like.

    The mother in me won't let me sleep because I am worried something is wrong with them.
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    That made me laugh s hard at the end!!! LOL....
    I love how they sound....he did a good job too!!!
  7. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    I tell people they sound like air brakes on a Mack truck. Your pair is beautiful, and she lays a lot of eggs. Mine usually lays only 3 or 4 to set.

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