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Shane_shepherd



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Location: Lee county va
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:14 pm Reply with quote

Has anyone ever had a peahen sit on eggs for a week then get up and go to a nest another hen was laying in and start sitting there?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:19 pm Reply with quote

Yes, that happened here a few years ago. How many hens do you have? Did the second nest have more eggs? How long has the abandoned nest been vacant? I've also had hens try to roll eggs out of another's nest and into her nest. Frustrating!

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Shane_shepherd



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:25 pm Reply with quote

There is 3 hens, the nest she was in had 11 eggs she had been sitting on for a week she got off about lunch time today and got on a nest of 4. I went up there and there was two eggs busted in her nest. So I took the 4 eggs from her then she went back to the old nest but then I went back later and she was on the other nest.
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Shane_shepherd



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:58 pm Reply with quote

After the eggs have been left half the day they probably aren't any good right?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:45 am Reply with quote

Even the best of peahen mothers will leave a nest that has a broken egg in it.
Several years ago I tried cleaning up the mess but that peahen just waited and
layed more eggs in clean spot before raising peachicks....because her
instincts told her that she should not waste time on infected rotting mess.

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Shane_shepherd



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:57 am Reply with quote

Should I just throw them eggs away she went back to them but they where set off and on all day yesterday
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:50 pm Reply with quote

It is hard to say Confused
A candler is the best tool to say if the eggs will hatch Idea

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