Winter Eggs

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by phare, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. phare

    phare Hatching

    Nov 8, 2009
    One of my peahens has already laid 3 eggs since Jan 1st. She started laying in Feb last year. Don't think the eggs are fertile and really wish she wouldn't lay in dead of VA winter. Can anybody offer explanation and what if anything I should do?

  2. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    If you are sure they are not fertile (are you?) - scrambled eggs?????

    Personally I would assume fertile and stick them in the incubator incase, unless there is no male about.
  3. Quote:Do you have a light on or heat lamp on for her?
  4. peachick

    peachick Songster

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    Quote:Do you have a light on or heat lamp on for her?

    That would be my first question too. if you have a light on then her internal clock is messed up [​IMG] so Id sugest you turn it off... she doesnt really need it , although it makes you feel better [​IMG]) I live in MD so am getting the same weather you are.

    You can crack an egg open to see if its fertile, but i doubt it is. Remove the eggs and hope she stops laying.... so that she gets back on schedule for spring.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010

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