when do they start ?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by kmsek, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. kmsek

    kmsek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    peacock has full train (shakes displays struts ) no calling yet. pea hen (yawn!!!) She has not laid her first egg of season. its not cold here in n fla... the man who used to own them said they mated last year and she produced . Is it to early for them yet???[​IMG]
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Guess it is too early as there are several members here from your state and none have mentioned any of there hens laying yet.
    Mine yearlings layed in june but i do not know when they will lay this year it is a wait and see thing with the peas.
    Strutting does not always mean it is time to breed my birds strut all year long hens and babies included.
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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  3. We are in North Florida as well. It is still early but we did have a bronze and a midnight mating hens the past week so I expect the first egg anytime. Unless you have a bunch and/or watch them constantly your odds of seeing a mating can be pretty slim.
     
  4. kmsek

    kmsek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     
  5. PinkChickLover

    PinkChickLover New Egg

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    I live in NE Alabama and mine started to lay last week I have some in incubator to check fertilization. Is there an easier way to check? I have 3 cocks and 6 hens and 2yearling hens and they all are faning.
     
  6. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are in about 30 inches of snow so they ain't doing diddly LMAO! [​IMG]
     
  7. kmsek

    kmsek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well I am picking up a pied HEN tomorrow 2. Yrs old maybe get some eggs from her ;)
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Great pictures, as usual!
     
  9. Amanda Patrick

    Amanda Patrick Out Of The Brooder

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    One of mine have been laying for 3 weeks. 3 weeks ago mine had 6 eggs, unfortunately I was gone and I noticed them when I came back there was 6, all frozen and cracked. My brother was suppose to be watching them. We still have snow on the ground and they have a choice of being inside or out. I didnt know when she was laying time wiseand I found some more frozen. As expensive as hay was I put down so much covering the inside of the pen. Now on feb 28 I placed an egg in the bator so I didnt loose any. Yesterday I got another one around the same time. Good luck to all!
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I heard my alpha male make the mating noise, at least that's what I think it is. It's the same noise the P-Dawg makes right before he tries to "ride" my slipper or the dog.
     

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