My Peahen's first sit

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

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

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    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
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    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

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    thats cool beautiful peafowl hope they hatch some.

    Henry
     
  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

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    I want some too. Keep us posted until she hatches them.
     
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

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    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

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    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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