Peaheno hatching

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by naturagirl, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. naturagirl

    naturagirl New Egg

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    I have a peahen who has been sitting on 3 eggs for about 35 days...no sign of hatching or her leaving them. What is the best way to remove/stop her sitting. She is beginning to lose condition despite best efforts to feed her.
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under naturagirl [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I have no experience with Peahens but you could try posting on the Peafowl Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/51/peafowl

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links already from Teila so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, naturagirl, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Teila gave you some great advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I hope the peafowl members can help you out.

    Best of luck!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Folks on the peafowl threads are very thoughtful and kind and I'm sure they can answer your questions. As far as the rest of us go, how long is the usual gestation period for peafowl. I wouldn't know if she is overdue or not. Do you have Peacocks to fertilize the eggs. If not, her eggs will never hatch and she is just wearing herself out.
     

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