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PEAHEN LAYING

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by vanconk, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. vanconk

    vanconk In the Brooder

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    I HAVE A PEAHEN LAYING EGGS. CAN THE HEAT LAMP I HAVE ON THEM CAUSE THIS. I NORMALLY HAVE IT ON FROM 8PM TO 8AM BUT HAVE HAD A RATHER COLD SPELL FOR THE PAST WEEK SO LAMPS HAVE BEEN ON 24 HRS FOR PAST 5 DAYS. LOWS IN THE TEENS, HIGHS IN THE 30'S. NO CHANGE IN FOOD OR SURROUNDINGS. ANY THOUGHTS. THANK YOU. (LOCATED IN N.C)
     

  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

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    It could be the light. I think some people recommend using a dim light because I guess it is less likely to make them start to breed early.

    Some people already have peahens laying eggs this year though. I guess it is just a weird year. Crack open one of the eggs to check if it is fertile. Hatching season might be early this year.

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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
  3. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Songster

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    I have red bulbs in my heat lamps... and eggs in the incubator [​IMG]

    Dang, if I had white bulbs in there, I think even the males might start laying.
     

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