Peahens still laying, Are they fertile???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by C-Bee-A-Pea, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. C-Bee-A-Pea

    C-Bee-A-Pea In the Brooder

    May 26, 2013
    Hi Guys,

    I have a friend that I just talked to and she said that her Peahen or Peahens (2) have laid three more eggs this week. She told me that she was debating weather or not to let one of her broody hens try to hatch these eggs, but she does not know if they are fertile. The five year old peacock that was with these hens got killed by a coon about two weeks ago. She said that she has put her other twelve year old peacock, that free ranges, in with the peahens every once in a wile. She has put the twelve year old peacock in the pen with the hens ever since the other one got killed. This twelve year old peacock just lost all of his tail feather a few days ago.

    So do you guys think these eggs have a chance of being fertile?
  2. settingdusk

    settingdusk Songster

    Apr 30, 2013
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    Send me a few and I will check for you lol. Candle them and look for a tiny "bullseye"

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