Peahens "dropping" eggs - help?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LedgeWoods, May 20, 2016.

  1. LedgeWoods

    LedgeWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of India Blue peahens who have started off the laying season by laying the first 3 eggs when they are perched on a roost...splat. Last year I had a couple splats, but well over 25 eggs were laid in a nice quiet nesting area. Going to put a fake egg in the nesting area to encourage nesting there. Any other suggestions? ANyone else see this behavior? Is it relatively common? Thanks!!
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Put a pile of hay about a foot high under the perch so they don't break.
     
  3. LedgeWoods

    LedgeWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a pretty large area to cover under their roost bars...but may have to resort to adding that cushion. I did get one egg yesterday that she managed to lay while on the ground anyway. Looks like one of them is finally rooting around in their nesting area so hopefully they are figuring it out.
     
  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. paneubert

    paneubert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The language of peafowl is universal!
     
  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen like that once, I even tried to remove the perches. She just couldnt get it together at first. It took her until the 2d clutch and me yelling daily "cull" "cull" and then she figured it out.

    Gerald Barker
     

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