Thinking of spring.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Tikkajazz94, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Since Winter is around the corner. Something popped in my head. In the spring times. If my Peacock and Peahen Hit it off. And my hen lays eggs, I have two opitions, Let her brooding (I might have the wrong word, Please tell me if I do) them or Incubate them. Its a hard choice. I', trying out my incubator see how wonderful it works with quail eggs. But I know Peacock eggs are harder to incubate.
    There are some cons and benefits with letting them Brooding them.
    My birds get to have the parents feeling, I get to have pics of the parents and peachicks.

    The babies will be afraid of humans like their parents. I don't have the joy on raising them in the Brooder.

    Unless there is a way to have all the benefits without having the cons (Or some).

  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Think thats a easy one..........peahen will lay about 3 clutch of eggs a year, pull the first 2 clutches and incubate them ,let them broody last clutch of the year. they will lay about 5 or 6 eggs per clutch then take a few days break.
  3. Quote:ah okay. So, If I don't want the chicks to end up bad, Can I Take the chicks away when they hatch? or is it easier to let the mom have the last one and seperate them if I want to sell the chicks?

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