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Do Peacocks and roosters fight?

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Hello everyone. When summer comes I plan on getting me some peafowl.  They will free range dring the day, but will be put in with the chickens at night.  Will the roosters and peacocks fight?

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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If at all possible I would suggest that you house them separate. Chickens can carry diseases and such that are hard on peafowl and enclosing them together only up's the risk. Peafowl can be very bossy and even aggressive to other fowl when enclosed in small quarters but it also has a lot to do with the personality of your fowl, some get along others pick at each other......... some can't stand to even smell each other.....

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Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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My Heart is Broken... I miss you my Sweet Sophie Puff Diva Chicken....
Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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Originally Posted by muscovy94 

Hello everyone. When summer comes I plan on getting me some peafowl.  They will free range dring the day, but will be put in with the chickens at night.  Will the roosters and peacocks fight?


Mine all get along just fine.  The peacocks are at the top of the pecking order tho.  So if they want food  or a spot on the roost,  the chickens need to get outatheway smile

caf.gif  Kat      Peafowl, Wheaten Ameraucana, Blue Marans, Sumatra,  Exchequer Leghorn,  Mottled d'Uccle, Sebastopol Geese, and Minature Silky Fainting Goats

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caf.gif  Kat      Peafowl, Wheaten Ameraucana, Blue Marans, Sumatra,  Exchequer Leghorn,  Mottled d'Uccle, Sebastopol Geese, and Minature Silky Fainting Goats

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I only have a white pea hen, and she is in with my Ameraucanas.  whenever I add a new one to the coop she attacks them,but then she is fine.  I was hoping to raise lots of them, but at this rate she is 2 years with out a mate and I don't forsee myself getting a male this year...so I might sell her to a good home instead.

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Your Hen is just now breeder age smile , she will have at least 8 or 10 yrs maybe more to be a good breeder, so there's plenty of time to find a male.

Steve

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Good luck getting them to go in at night!

Mine free range, although they often go in the chicken coop just to check it out and see if I have put some nifty treats in there or some such.

They are often in the yard with the chickens, who also free range, and they never have a problem with them.

Once in a while one of the Peas chases my turkey guy, who runs right away. 

Catherine

4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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4 Italian Greyhounds: Penny, Huckleberry, Becky, and Tina; 1 Scottish Deerhound:  Nancy; 2 Kitties: KoKo and Katie, Chickens, mostly R.I. Reds; 7 Peafowl; One husband; 3 adult children, (son just back from Iraq); and 2 Granddaughters. 
West Virginia
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Mine get along for the most part. My single peacock had a place of his own, but chooses to be with the chickens. He will roost with them on cold nights and in a tree on not so cold nights.However....he's a yr old now and wanting a girlfriend. My hens are not impressed.
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Living in the woods with a bunch of goats....a bunch of chickens...one peacock, a couple of horses and a box full of guinea keets.
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Living in the woods with a bunch of goats....a bunch of chickens...one peacock, a couple of horses and a box full of guinea keets.
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