Peacock Will Not Breed With Laying Hen? Deerman?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Yoda, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In one breeding pen I have my pied split to peach male and 2 hens - a white and a pied. The white has laid 8 eggs so far and not one is fertile! The pied hen wants to get away from the peacock and in doing so hurt her foot on the wire (the metal band got caught and she was hanging there til I got home from work - Lord knows for how long) also the white wants to move out as well cause the pied peacock is just so mean to them. He struts his stuff but when the female comes near he chases them off. The white is due to lay again tomorrow. Will he ever breed this year? Should I just take the females out? I have eggs from the charcoal in there and every one is fertile. My charcoal, I watched breed with my last blue hen split to charcoal a few days ago - That excited me LMAO! [​IMG]
    The first set of eggs due to hatch are from the hen I lost and are fertile and looking good but I do not know who the father is yet because they were all in the shed together and not seperated. HOPEFULLY the charcoal is the daddy. Guess we will see when they hatch. The other hen is the purple one and she too is laying every couple days and her eggs are fertile as well.
     
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  2. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    our sp male would only breed our sp hen for the first month an a half.we figured the white hen was not old enought she didn't lay any eggs but last week he started to breed our white hen an she has started to lay we have got 3 eggs from her so far.so you may want to just give it some time.our sp male has days were our hens hate him because he is so mean but it doesn't last to long
     
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  3. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been going on since I put them in there. The pied female has a swollen toe from getting caught in the fence trying to get away from him. Looks like it is getting an infection I gave her baytril hopefully the swelling will go down. The white hen laid another egg today and I will place it in the incubator to see if it is fertile.
     
  4. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine was doing that too, I put a new peahen in the pen and the male would attack her and kick her, now he doesn't but the peahens stay in the shelter and refuse to get bred.
     

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