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trish_is_irish



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:49 pm Reply with quote

Hello,

This is my problem. I have two peahens laying right now (one IB one White and both laying in the same nest) but instead of laying every other day they will lay one egg then stop laying for three or four days. I was taking the eggs and putting them in my incubator but I started to leave the eggs to see if one of the hens would sit on them. Then today (6-13-12) a one of the eggs broke in the nest and I brought the four remaining eggs up, cleaned them off and put them in the incubator. I don’t think the IB hen was too attached to them but the white hen seemed really distressed. Also I have seen them mating with my IB peacock so the eggs should be fertilized.

Will my taking the eggs put her off her laying? Are they laying on and off because they are laying in the same nest or, am I stressing them out when I go in there.

Thanks,

Peafowl in Utah
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:49 am Reply with quote

Your white peahen's "distress" is more likely to be the normal behavior of
a peahen about to lay an egg because unless she was already incubating
those eggs that you removed she was NOT interested in them.
I have been raising peafowls since 1988 and was raised with chickens.
Each of my peahens is an individual with her own way of laying...or
NOT laying. I have a peahen several years old and seemingly healthy
who has NEVER produced an egg. I have a TWENTY year old one that
has had problems with soft shelled eggs since last year and seemed
near death a couple times as I pulled out those eggs. I do hate to do
peahen gynacology Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:00 am Reply with quote

Will my taking the eggs put her off her laying? Are they laying on and off because they are laying in the same nest or, am I stressing them out when I go in there.
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No, taking eggs is NOT a reason for them to stop laying. ALL peahens have odd patterns
of laying except for (perhaps) the very rare good layers.
If your peahens are familiar with you they are not stressed.

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