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Peahen egg color and size

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by blondie34, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a good picture of a peahen egg? Possibly with a size comparison?

    I want to know what to look for this summer as it's the first time my peahens will be old enough to lay and they are mixed with chickens and ducks. My fear is that I might confuse the eggs and accidentally eat or use peahen eggs for baking [​IMG] and I'm hoping to incubate and hatch babies
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Peafowl eggs are easy to identify. They are 4 inches all around. Others have photos of their eggs next to a chicken egg. Here's my pictures of peafowl eggs.
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  3. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, they will be easy to identify. In most cases they are unusually big compared to the hens size, I feel bad for some of my hens. Gerald Barker
     
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  4. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow .. those are a lot bigger than I thought they'd be.. very cool. I do have some ducks that lay pretty big eggs but they are a little more off-white.

    Thank you guys!
     
  5. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Birdrain! Those are a little bigger than I was thinking so that's definitely helpful.

    It looks like you're using a Little Giant incubator.. may I ask what your hatch rate is like? I believe I have the same Little Giant as you.. but I've got the automatic turner in there as well. I was thinking about investing in a Brinsea Advance for a better hatch rate but if the Little Giant works well maybe I'll just stick with what I have. I've had a decent chicken hatch rate with my LG...
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Smallest pea egg I have seen was about 85 grams and the largest was close to 130 grams. I have some pea, turkey and duck eggs, so I'll take a picture of all of them together.

    -Kathy
     
  7. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be extremely helpful, thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  8. Nunie

    Nunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm interested to see these together!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I will do it when I get home!

    -Kathy
     
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  10. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pea eggs will not be waxy at all like most duck eggs.They will have the same texture as chicken eggs.

    Gerald Barker
     

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