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Can I keep Peafowl And Chickens In the Same Pen?

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Hello everybody, I have a peachick i recently hatched from one of my friends eggs and i absolutely love peafowl and want more! but i only have one pen with all of my chickens in it and don't really have the money right now to build a new pen.  Everyday I let my chickens free range outside then they all just go back in by themselves at night.  Can I have peafowl in with my chickens if i let them free range outside everyday and they only be confined together at night time?

Silkies of numerous colors, Silver Duckwing OEGBs, 20 something fancy pigeons, a pair of ringneck pheasants, 3 peafowl, and thats about it! :)
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Silkies of numerous colors, Silver Duckwing OEGBs, 20 something fancy pigeons, a pair of ringneck pheasants, 3 peafowl, and thats about it! :)
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In a nutshell, no!!!!!! Chickens carry too many diseases that can be spread to peafowl. Many that are not serious for chickens but deadly to peafowl.

Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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post #3 of 21

I dont mix them, but some do, you do risk the peafowl. Worming the chicken and peafowl can help.    I have to many to risk it, but with just a few ,you could just keep an eye on them,for Blackhead and etc.

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post #4 of 21

As long as you worm and keep things clean...I wouldn't see a problem with it.  I raise my turkeys with my chickens as well...but I keep everything clean.  I was thinking of getting peacocks, but i heard they get mean...and I have children...and don't wanna risk them getting hurt.

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As long as you worm and keep things clean...I wouldn't see a problem with it.  I raise my turkeys with my chickens as well...but I keep everything clean.  I was thinking of getting peacocks, but i heard they get mean...and I have children...and don't wanna risk them getting hurt.


Mary very rare for them to get mean, stay will the india you will be ok.
Note pic, is my 3 yr old grandson in a pen with over 50 peafowl. He is feeding them. Turkey get alot meaner than peafowl.

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post #6 of 21

Deerman, India is a certain breed?

You know you are an enabler?  LOL

What are some things I should know about peafowl?

Mary
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post #7 of 21

Deerman..
What a lucky grandson you have!

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post #8 of 21

From what I understand, Peafoul are just like guard dogs or geese...they might be mean to strangers.  We've had geese that would chase any stranger away, just like our dogs.  They should be fine with anyone they live with though.big_smile

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To people looking to break into somoenes house, peafowl will hunt you down and smite you with a mighty peck,

To peacock owners, dont they just kick up a fuss and let you know that someone is here?  I have never had a stare down with any of my peafowl, the only odd thing is my Opal who thinks I am one of his mates - he will run at me after he has displayed thinking that he is going to mate with my leg.

We have a small farm in Gaston.  We are raising Peacocks, we have IB, IB black shoulders, Whites, We have One Lonely Opal male, and One lonely female Bronze.
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We have a small farm in Gaston.  We are raising Peacocks, we have IB, IB black shoulders, Whites, We have One Lonely Opal male, and One lonely female Bronze.
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post #10 of 21

OUr India Blues are not mean, but theyare very curious and seem to like to tease the other animals including the chickens. Our chickens and peas do run together, all free range.  So far we have not had problems.  We do deworm with a broad spectrum dewormer.

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