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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    Perfect that's good to know. I have a muscovey that lays huge eggs and I was worried I'd mix those up.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Pea eggs are so big that they don't fit into the turner that came with My Janoel 48.

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  4. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About the size of a mature tolouse goose egg different shape but gives you a rough idea of the size. They are rather large eggs no doubt.

    Gerald Barker
     
  5. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me rephrase that - haha the duck I'm referring to is a muscovy mutt .. I'm not 100% sure what she is but I know she's part muscovy because of the whistling noises she makes and the red in her bill [​IMG] someone dumped the poor thing in a park and I work at a wildlife rehab center on the weekends and we got a call about her.

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  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she fertile? Gerald Barker
     
  7. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She lays nice big eggs but I no longer have any male ducks
     
  8. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I got 5/8 eggs to hatch and my hen got 4/5 eggs to hatch. I consider that good. Maybe not the best but I believe this year will be my best. Even though I won't be able to incubate as many IB eggs as I wish this year. I can only fit 10 peafowl eggs in my incubator. I have 2 White peahens which will take up half of my incubator. I leave some eggs with my hens. I'm going to have a lot of peachicks this year. If I get at least the same this year as last year for me and my hens I'm going to have at least 17 peachicks from hens and me combined. I don't have enough hens to the point that I want to get a cabinet incubator. In the future when I get the 126 breeding peafowl I want then I'll definitely have a couple of those cabinet incubators.
     
  9. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    The only time I would be worried about mixing eggs is when it's turkey and peahen. The eggs like color is similar but not exact along with size. If you get a large turkey egg and a small peafowl egg good luck trying to tell the difference until hatching day comes.
     
  10. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! Very cool.. I have three hens that are turning two so hopefully I will be getting a decent amount of eggs to try my luck at hatching with! How many eggs should I expect to get from three hens? Do they lay every day until they have a clutch built up or what?
     

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