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Phyllis



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:45 pm Reply with quote

We live in South Central Mo so I was surprised to find an egg this morning in the coop. They usually don't start laying until May. Does the amount of daylight have anything to do with when they lay? We moved this yr and their new pen isn't too far from the farm light which is on all night. Wonder if that could have affected it?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:07 pm Reply with quote

I have a light pole in my yard (on all night) and it does not seem to have any effect on
peahens in pens that are near it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:28 pm Reply with quote

Can you think of any other reason why she would lay this time of year. I believe the peahen is around 11 yrs old. I wonder if she'll lay another in a few days. Temps supposed to go down in the 20's.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:13 pm Reply with quote

OK,
not good ones. My special pet, Twister, on her last year of life did some out of season
warped eggs as some disease worked on her organs and her grand-daughter, Sweet Pea,
my spoiled adored pet did some out of season eggs, too. Both of these peahens lived
only eight years.
So we will hope that your peahen is not like them. I have heard of super early or very
late eggs.

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