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Feeding peafowl (Help please)

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(I thought I posted this before, guess it didn't go through)

 

I've got three peafowl,  two peacocks and a peahen.  

 

I'm still new to peafowl and these are our first (out of a dozen, talk about a learning curve :*(    )

 

They'll be 6 months old next week. 

 

I'm still feeding them gamebird starter/grower

 

http://www.lonestarfeed.com/pdffiles/1270.pdf is the specs on that food

 

28% protein, etc

 

How long should they be on it? What should I switch them to later and when? I buy my feed from a Lone Star Feed warehouse thing. They have pretty good prices. 

 

11.45 for 50 lbs of layer pellets, carry just about everything I need. 

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They only need feed with 18% protein now.

india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

((Excuse my English))

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india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

((Excuse my English))

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Originally Posted by DragonClaw01 View Post
 

(I thought I posted this before, guess it didn't go through)

 

I've got three peafowl,  two peacocks and a peahen.  

 

I'm still new to peafowl and these are our first (out of a dozen, talk about a learning curve :*(    )

 

They'll be 6 months old next week. 

 

I'm still feeding them gamebird starter/grower

 

http://www.lonestarfeed.com/pdffiles/1270.pdf is the specs on that food

 

28% protein, etc

 

How long should they be on it? What should I switch them to later and when? I buy my feed from a Lone Star Feed warehouse thing. They have pretty good prices. 

 

11.45 for 50 lbs of layer pellets, carry just about everything I need. 

My feed plans have the chicks on a 28% medicated game bird starter for 2 months and then I move them to 22% meat bird feed. Once moved to that they remain on it for life. Some suggest during the winter an 18% and then during breeding season when breeding have them on at least 20% protein. I keep mine on a 22% protein all year long. Just don't go below 18% protein and no more than 30% which is still high for an adult but some people have a 30% mixed with a 16% to balance it out since their local feed stores don't have the 20% range.

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What about Turkeys? My tom is about 14 lbs and the hen is less. They're all about the same age
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What about Turkeys? My tom is about 14 lbs and the hen is less. They're all about the same age


Turkeys and peafowl can share the same feed.

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