question about how long a peahen is fertile

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by birdman123, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. birdman123

    birdman123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i very very good friend of mine asked me this question "Since I don't know how the fertilization business works, I don't know if switching to the white peacock after getting some eggs out of the other male will give me some white chicks. I don't know if he fertilizes ALL eggs for the season at one time, or if it is a daily thing. If it is daily, - I can switch males to get the different chicks. Do you know how this works?
    can anyone answer this for me so i can tell her..thanks.
    birdman.
     
  2. birdman123

    birdman123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In chickens, one fertilization is reportedly good for two weeks, sometimes three. To make sure there is a difference in the paternity, it is recommended that you separate the hen for 30 daysbetween roos to make sure the old sperm is out of her system.
    Peahens? who knows???? I would take the chicken guidelines at a minimum until you get further verification.
     
  4. i<3chickens

    i<3chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    To get eggs from a female do they have to mate with peacocks or are they like chickens where they just lay them????
     

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