Will peahen lay eggs if not fertile?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SunBaked, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey quick question, I have a momma peahen in with a young peacock that's a little under a year old (9-10 months). She has laid 5 eggs which I put in the incubator. Would she have laid them if they weren't fertile? Most information I have found says the male can do his job by about 14 months. I have 2 peahens in another pen with no male at all and they haven't laid any eggs so I'm really hoping this means that the momma peahens eggs are fertile.
     
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  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may need to wait for one of the experts. But yes a peahen will lay eggs with or without a male, the will need to be at least 2 years old before the eggs will be fertile. Now if you just got her and she was with older males the eggs could be fertile.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Not very likely , like Steve post most peacocks need to be 2 yr old or their 2 nd spring. I never had a yearling be fertile.

    peahens dont need a peacock around to lay.
     
  4. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My uncle had one hen lay and sit on eggs when she was a yearling once, the eggs did not hatch because she was chased of the nest by a predator though. It was the weirdest thing. Post edit: Their were two mature males there she might have mated with.
     
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  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:My uncle had one hen lay and sit on eggs when she was a yearling once, the eggs did not hatch because she was chased of the nest by a predator though. It was the weirdest thing. Post edit: Their were two mature males there she might have mated with.

    yes i have yearling peahens lay, and hatch chicks if with older peacocks....post should have said never had a yearlig peacock to be fertile..
     
  6. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, I was hoping the eggs would be fertile. Guess I'll have to wait till next year to see how some of his chicks will turn out [​IMG]. Thank you guys.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:or find a 2yr or older male this year..
     
  8. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:or find a 2yr or older male this year..

    [​IMG]
     
  9. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A new 2 year old male won't have his coloring [​IMG] he is a very odd color, kinda peachy tanish, gonna post pictures eventually to see if anyone knows what he is.
     
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  10. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok quick question, a 2yr old male can breed? I am going to be getting one.
    Also [​IMG] SunBaked [​IMG]
     

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