nest sharing

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bandbaustin, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Valparaiso, IN
    Been gone the last week for work. Came home and two of the peahens were sitting in a nest side by side. Came back later and only one was in the nest. The same one that has been sitting faithfully for two weeks now. Can two hens sit side by side and be ok. It seems like the one keeps taking the others eggs. She is sitting on 12-15 now. Anyone have this before?
    Their nesting box is a plastic 55 gallon barrell drum bottom full of hay.
  2. greenbird

    greenbird Chirping

    May 11, 2011
    I've had two sit right next to each other, they had a bunch of eggs under them.
  3. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    Ive had my two gals do this every year, each year running for 5 years! And each year we had a good healthy batch of young uns! Good Luck!
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes happens alot with peahens.....need to watch ,when they hatch, older eggs hatch first ,and sometime both will leave with the chicks, so remove unhatch and incubate ,them you can put those later hatch chicks with the mothers

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