peahen eggs...do we need to give them straw??

foxymandy

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Hi

we have a 1 year old male and female ( had 2 females, but one has gone awol).....we are finding one egg a day in the home now ( they are on lockdown as they ran away last week) . should we put some straw/hay in for her to make a nest? Egg yesterday was broken and todays is cold...does this matter?
 

MageofMist

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I'd put out some hay, straw or/and freshly cut (treated if you have mites in your area) grass for them to make a nest with. That way she won't break the eggs as often due to the eggs having cushioning from the hard ground. Though there is the chance she could go broody, which is either good if you have a peacock and want to breed them, or bad if you eat or/and sell the eggs.
 

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