Peahen Not Laying Eggs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LoveMyBirds374, May 7, 2011.

  1. LoveMyBirds374

    LoveMyBirds374 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had my peacock and peahen for less than a year. The former owners said the peahen had laid a few eggs 2 years ago. I adopted them this past Fall. I built a large enclosure, approximately 10' x 10' x 25', and placed them inside.

    For the past several weeks, Azul, my peacock, has been displaying his feathers and making his mating call. I've actually seen them mate three times. But, there are no eggs.

    Any idea what's going on?[​IMG]
     
  2. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the hen laid two years ago and not last year then the hen may be a little too old and done laying on any consistent basis. She may be a great hen for him, but just not a breeding one. Good luck.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking the same thing...You might want to get a peahen that is two or three years old, they will give you eggs.[​IMG]
     
  4. LoveMyBirds374

    LoveMyBirds374 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I know for sure she laid eggs 2 years ago. As for last year, she was loose, so she could have laid some somewhere. Who knows?

    So, given both reply posts, peahens only lay eggs in their first few years? Is there anyway to tell how old a hen is?

    Thanks so much for your help, guys! I really appreciate it.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I said get a younger peahen 2-3 because you will have plenty of years with her laying before she doesn't lay anymore...I am not sure how old exactly it is when they stop laying.
     
  6. LoveMyBirds374

    LoveMyBirds374 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thanks again!
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Not sure where you are located , not all northern peahens have started to lay yet, give her only a good layer feed 20%. Wait a few weeks my guess she should lay soon.
     
  8. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine has not layed yet either.
     
  9. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    Quote:There are hens here in Texas that haven't laid yet.
     
  10. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm in Northern MN. My turkeys have been laying for about 3 weeks, my chickens for about 2 months. My peacock just started his mating calls and I haven't seen them mate yet, but I am gone most days from 7am till 5pm so they may be mating now and I'm missing it. I have not gotten any eggs yet and this is from a 3 year old peacock with a 3 year old hen. Be patient.
     
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