I am often asked when do peacocks lay eggs? Do peacocks lay eggs? The short answer is that they do not, peahens lay eggs, as the peacock is the mae of the peafowl species. After breeding peahens will start laying eggs in early spring. The exact timing will depend very much on the weather! When … Continue reading When do peacocks lay eggs
We have lots of peacocks for sale! It is that time of the year when we really start to sell lots of peacocks and peahens. Which is great as we need to empty the peachicks pens ready for the next hatch of peacocks. Last week we dispatched peacocks to North Yorkshire and Wales. We also we had … Continue reading Peacocks for Sale
Today I placed the first peafowl eggs into the incubator starting off the peafowl breeding season. Currently we have two varieties laying eggs. Black shouldered peafowl and White peafowl have both started laying early in the season. When I went into the black shouldered Peafowl’s pen to check for any additional eggs to put into … Continue reading The first peafowl eggs are in the incubator
We have had a false start to the 2017 Peafowl Breeding Season. The early burst of activity with the peafowl eggs has come to a stop. To date we have had four eggs laid, all from our white pen. But since then no further activity from any of the other peafowl pens. In fact we … Continue reading A False Start to the 2017 Peafowl Breeding Season
This week on Monday 5th of March 2017 our first peacock egg of the season was laid in one of the white peafowl pens. This was closely followed by another egg in the same pen yesterday. This is so early in the peafowl season, brought on by the mild winter. Usually the peafowl breeding season … Continue reading What, Peacock eggs this early in the peafowl breeding season!
It is that time of the year to start breeding peacocks. We have been so busy moving the peafowl into their breeding groups for the season. At the beginning of each peacock breeding season we identify which peacocks and peahens we are breeding with. These will be the breeding groups for the whole season unless … Continue reading The breeding season for peacocks begins
It is nearly time for the next peacock breeding season, an exciting time of the year at Peacocks . As the weather gets warmer the peacocks tails are starting to show in their full glory. The boys are getting ready for the peafowl breeding season. At this time of the year we start to move the … Continue reading Getting ready for the Peacock Breeding Season
We have had so much rain recently that we have been struggling, keeping peafowl warm and their feet dry. The weather has been terrible! Regular laying of straw has helped in the outdoor pens, but after days of rain even that is getting wet. We are lucky that all of our pens have inside space. This … Continue reading The peacocks hate this wet winter weather
Peacocks for Christmas presents! At this time of the year Santa puts on his red suit to deliver presents to all the good children. When Father Christmas was created, I am sure he never thought he would be delivering peacocks for Christmas presents! But what could be more exciting at Christmas time than getting new peafowl? Every year … Continue reading A Peacock is for life not just for Christmas
In winter the peacock pens are important. During winter the nights draw in and we get the first frost of the winter we open up the breeding pens and let the peacocks move around in much bigger territories. Mixing the breeds, giving the peafowl a change of scenery over the winter months. We also use this … Continue reading I need more peacock pens!