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HelenLoree
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 5:04 pm Reply with quote

Can a hen lay eggs at 12 months old?
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Ok Peafowl
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:03 pm Reply with quote

I have never had a yearling hen lay in the 10 yrs we have been breeding peafowl, Some folks say they have but I have never been that lucky.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:12 pm Reply with quote

What is the likelihood of hens laying at 24 months if there is a mature male around? I remember reading something about the cock or the hen potentially maturing earlier than the other, but am not recalling the details.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:44 pm Reply with quote

It not uncommon for a one year old hen to lay. If she is with a mature male you could get fertile eggs. I have had a few over the years lay and have hatch chicks from them. A male is not fertile till he is two. All two year old hens should lay unless it a java they lay at 3.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:50 pm Reply with quote

Thanks!

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