BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Peafowl › Peacocks w/chickens
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Peacocks w/chickens

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

Hi,
I have 2 peachicks and they are getting bigger and now I know I have 2 males. Where we got them they said I could bring one back if that happened and give me a female, so thats great.

My question is can I move these into a large run with some of my chickens in the barn so they have more room and are more protected from weather?

If I move should it be at night as well? Watch chickens and make sure they dont pick on the peacocks?
The peachicks are not really small anymore, pretty good sized, They have got to be 4 months - 6months old. Their necks are getting blue and green sheen on them.
Can I move them into the large pen with flock of chickens?

Thanks for any suggestions,.
Angela

Mom W/1 DH who puts up with my animal antics =] 3 horses, 4 dogs, 1 cats, 2 goats, (ones a fainter!), oh yea... 4 kiddies. =]
bantams: blue, black, splash silkies, mottled and buff columbian cochins,. India Blue Peacocks. French Angora Rabbits. Mini rex rabbits.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Leaguerluvr
http://whimsychicks.webs.com/

Reply

Mom W/1 DH who puts up with my animal antics =] 3 horses, 4 dogs, 1 cats, 2 goats, (ones a fainter!), oh yea... 4 kiddies. =]
bantams: blue, black, splash silkies, mottled and buff columbian cochins,. India Blue Peacocks. French Angora Rabbits. Mini rex rabbits.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Leaguerluvr
http://whimsychicks.webs.com/

Reply
post #2 of 33

My peacock was with my chickens, but since it was a baby. Not sure about if they are older, but I would think you could.

I wish that people would Use Things and Love People....Not Love Things and Use People. (;

NO, I am not bald,  My screen name is after my beloved Black cochin roo Baldie who passed away.
Reply
I wish that people would Use Things and Love People....Not Love Things and Use People. (;

NO, I am not bald,  My screen name is after my beloved Black cochin roo Baldie who passed away.
Reply
post #3 of 33

i have one that i got on july 14th. its biger than the chickens, and starting to get the green/blue sheen on them.
mine has been with the chickens, free ranges with them,comes back in with them at night, and runs to the rooster when he calls for food.
she acts like a chicken and she acts like my older peacock isint even there.

Hi everyone. I live in Southern Ohio. I live on a farm with 50 some chickens, 4 guineas, a peacock and a peahen and a peachick (male), 4 dogs, 2 cats, 8 rabbits, 2 horses, and a bunch of fish!!. I love almost all animals!! =] Want some new smileys??? www.pic4ever.com
Reply
Hi everyone. I live in Southern Ohio. I live on a farm with 50 some chickens, 4 guineas, a peacock and a peahen and a peachick (male), 4 dogs, 2 cats, 8 rabbits, 2 horses, and a bunch of fish!!. I love almost all animals!! =] Want some new smileys??? www.pic4ever.com
Reply
post #4 of 33

I dont mix mine with chicken,because of disease.      Other than that they get along fine with chickens.   Make sure you keep all wormed chicken and peafowl. That will cut down on disease.

Some chicken can carry blackhead without harm to them ,but deadly to peafowl and turkey.   Not all but some do, reason you hear where some people dont have trouble running them together. Other start losing peafowl.

"THE COUNT"



"Live Like You Were Dying"

Memorial Thread


_
Reply
"THE COUNT"



"Live Like You Were Dying"

Memorial Thread


_
Reply
post #5 of 33

Mine were hatched by a chicken. She did a great job raising them. Now that they are huge.... twice the size of the chickens, they look to the tobacco barn to roost in. I was fortunate that no disease was passed to them. I am very picky about my hen house though, and I keep it clean. But as far as behavior with the flock... they are doing great, they are of course lower on the pecking poll but they know their place.

The only trip worth taking is... when you get down on your knees to pray!
Reply
The only trip worth taking is... when you get down on your knees to pray!
Reply
post #6 of 33

I was able to put my peafowl next to the chicken coup for about a week in a tractor coop and let them get used to each other. When I finally let the peacock and two peahens out, they all got along without any issues.

Well behaved women rarely make history.
Reply
Well behaved women rarely make history.
Reply
post #7 of 33

My one peacock is with my chickens he probably thinks he is a chicken as I do not have anymore peachicks. He roosts with the Gunieas and my showgirl chickens. Once in a while the hens will pick on him but only at the feed bowl...

Just call me  Jess .,1 Guineapig,3 kids(human), 3 Horses, 1Cat, 1 Goats,4Dogs, Coyote and Coon attacks and my kids 4h breeders devastated in the last year :(. Have a few of this and that about 40 chickens.
Reply
Just call me  Jess .,1 Guineapig,3 kids(human), 3 Horses, 1Cat, 1 Goats,4Dogs, Coyote and Coon attacks and my kids 4h breeders devastated in the last year :(. Have a few of this and that about 40 chickens.
Reply
post #8 of 33

Keeping them with chickens is risky.  I have only had problems when introducing adult peafowl to chickens, when they have never been housed alongside chickens.

Breeder of mille fleur d'uccles.

Also have a small flock of hair sheep.

And 5 peafowl

Love my animals friends!

Reply

Breeder of mille fleur d'uccles.

Also have a small flock of hair sheep.

And 5 peafowl

Love my animals friends!

Reply
post #9 of 33

I would definatly advise against it. Those that do are just very lucky. These guys arent as tuff as chickens, any upland style bird, peafowl, pheasant, turkeys, quail, grouse.... should all be kept away from chickens and waterfowl if at all possible, for the reasonsa Deerman mentioned. It may take years, or just days, but eventually you will have a good chance of loosing them over it from disease.
You'd be better off free ranging them over penning them together. They can take the weather better than folks give them credit for!

~Aubrey & Aimee~

JOIN THE D'ANVER CLUB OF AMERICA!
Breeders Specializing in  30+ colors  quality D'Anver, 15+ colors  Bantam Phoenix,  Ohiki , 4 colors Bantam Sumatra,  Imported lines of large fowl Phoenix, Longcrower , Cayuga Ducks, 10 colors  Call Ducks. 25+ years experience  with migratory waterfowl.

Reply

~Aubrey & Aimee~

JOIN THE D'ANVER CLUB OF AMERICA!
Breeders Specializing in  30+ colors  quality D'Anver, 15+ colors  Bantam Phoenix,  Ohiki , 4 colors Bantam Sumatra,  Imported lines of large fowl Phoenix, Longcrower , Cayuga Ducks, 10 colors  Call Ducks. 25+ years experience  with migratory waterfowl.

Reply
post #10 of 33

Can I ask a question?
I have my peafowl in the 40X150 ft. fenced "free ranging" area. The peas are 8 months, as are the chickens and the ducks, that are housed inside the fence. We just finished this setup on Saturday. Is there something we need to change in this situation?

"Until it crows, one never knows." -Me

 

Reply

"Until it crows, one never knows." -Me

 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Peafowl
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Peafowl › Peacocks w/chickens