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Hello Backyard Chickens people! So, I was considering perhaps buying a few peafowl (commonly known as peacocks) this spring to add to my flock. I've looked into it quite extensively, but I'm still a bit unsure about laws. I'm a rule-following person and get quite paranoid when I don't know if I'm being legal or not. The sound regulations shouldn't matter because they would be kept on our farm which is waaaay in the country (i.e. the closest town in 2.5 miles away). I live in Wisconsin. If anyone has any info, it would be super helpful.

Thanks, Bailey1204!

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Hello Backyard Chickens people! So, I was considering perhaps buying a few peafowl (commonly known as peacocks) this spring to add to my flock. I've looked into it quite extensively, but I'm still a bit unsure about laws. I'm a rule-following person and get quite paranoid when I don't know if I'm being legal or not. The sound regulations shouldn't matter because they would be kept on our farm which is waaaay in the country (i.e. the closest town in 2.5 miles away). I live in Wisconsin. If anyone has any info, it would be super helpful.
Thanks, Bailey1204!
Thanks for stopping by our forum. I am not sure I understand the question. Are you asking if its legal to own peas in Wisconsin or does it pertain to shipping peas into the state.

Gerald Barker
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I am asking if it is legal to own peafowl in Wisconsin. Just in general. Do I need a permit? A license? Anything like that, if I know that I can focus on my specific area later.

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I am asking if it is legal to own peafowl in Wisconsin. Just in general. Do I need a permit? A license? Anything like that, if I know that I can focus on my specific area later.
Good question probably could google the state laws but, I cant think of a state that does not allow them. It would almost be like banning turkeys, someone will jump in here soon. Im not from Wisconsin I do like Russell Wilson though👍. I would be more concerned with local laws as they are the "hard to know" laws a lot of times. Please keep us updated as I am interested.

Gerald Barker
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I would guess that your biggest (and only) issue may be with noise ordinances, which you don't seem to think is a problem. For example, if you live somewhere where there are city or county ordinances relating to owning roosters, then you would also have an problem keeping peas. Sometimes these ordinances refer to noisy creatures as "nuisance animals," so you might search that way if you aren't sure.

 

As far as I can tell, there is really no such thing as laws against owning peas in any state, although, as Gerald mentions, interstate transport could be another matter altogether (due to concerns about Avian Influenza).

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Hello Backyard Chickens people! So, I was considering perhaps buying a few peafowl (commonly known as peacocks) this spring to add to my flock. I've looked into it quite extensively, but I'm still a bit unsure about laws. I'm a rule-following person and get quite paranoid when I don't know if I'm being legal or not. The sound regulations shouldn't matter because they would be kept on our farm which is waaaay in the country (i.e. the closest town in 2.5 miles away). I live in Wisconsin. If anyone has any info, it would be super helpful.

Thanks, Bailey1204!


Peafowl don't require a license or really anything special. If you were to be shipping birds you would want to be NPIP Certified. That way there's not really any problems. If you're in the country there's not much anyone can do against peafowl. Or at least in most states. Sometimes you get city people that move to the country because of the scenery but don't know that when you're weaning calves or own any animals that can make a lot noise it's mainly their problem not yours but things in Wisconsin could be different than Idaho.

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Hi! From someone who lives in Wisconsin, there is nothing you need to worry about. If you live in a city or village, you would have to pay attention to town ordinances. They won't list peafowl specifically, but if they ban chickens or roosters, you probably don't want peafowl. But, it sounds like you live in the country so you should be perfectly fine. Hope you get a few birds. I have had them for over 20 years, and it has been a pure joy!
Peafowl: Java Green - Muticus Muticus, India Blue, White, Purple, Purple Pied, Purple Blackshoulder, Blackshoulder Silver Pied, Cameo, Bronze; Pheasants: Red Golden, Lady Amhearst, Swinhoe; Impeyan; 220 gallon saltwater reef aquarium.
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Peafowl: Java Green - Muticus Muticus, India Blue, White, Purple, Purple Pied, Purple Blackshoulder, Blackshoulder Silver Pied, Cameo, Bronze; Pheasants: Red Golden, Lady Amhearst, Swinhoe; Impeyan; 220 gallon saltwater reef aquarium.
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In Kansas the only birds that are regulated are game birds that have a hunting season.  It is under the Wildlife and Parks direction and strict records have to be kept on all sales.  The most common birds are Ringneck pheasants and Bobwhite quail.

NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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