whered my peahen go?!!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by thechickenguy, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o.k.i got her last year around mid july.she only had wing feathers so i know she was probably just a week or so old.well she lived her whole life here,and never runned off.well just the other day she wasnt around alday. i went to a buddies forthe weekend.came back still wasnt here.

    she sleeps in a tree at night,roams with big peacock male during the day and with chickens and guineas. she dissapeared 3 days ago. hasnt ben back since.

    now i know shes only a year old but is it to early to rule out that she cood be on a nest somewere? i mean weirder things cood happen?
    thechickenguy.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    She probably went looking for love.........................
     
  3. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ive got a 2 yr old indian blue male.

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  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Peahens are picky....... LOL, he might not be up to her standards..... [​IMG]

    Seriously, I hope she returns soon...... [​IMG]
     
  5. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks,ya me too.
    but seriosuly is it possible she could be on a nest somewhere.
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I think at a year old she would be kind of young for going broody or laying.... typically the start at 2....... but I'm no expert.
     
  7. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:alrite. well i hope she comes back. ):
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Well yes she could be setting. Do a lot of hunting for her..she in is danger with predator around on the ground. Her eggs should be fertile with that male.


    Most peahens do start laying at 2 yr old..I have seen yearling hens lay. The ones I had lay were in July.


    Now alot of freeranging peahens ,do get kill when they go setting.
     
  9. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible she is setting on a nest. Last year i had two yealings laying and one went broody and took over all 10 eggs [​IMG] Here she is protecting her nest!


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    But she could also have just wondered off for a while. I only have two free ranging one pied male and a blackshoulder hen and it seems the hen likes to explore for a week or so and then she just shows up.[​IMG]
     
  10. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i sure hope she comes back!!!!
     
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