Originally Posted by KimKimWilliamso
Awesome! Yeah, we were really wanting a Peacock to go in with them, and we have been contemplating a Pot Belly Pig too. People here have suggested that a pig might eat the chickens, but I have met several people who have accomplished it, so we are seriously wondering if we can or cant.....we will keep contemplating.
lately I have been considering a urkey as well, but dont know much about thier temperment. Is there diet much different than the Chickens, if at all? What about the peacock, can they all be fed the same food? Sleep in the same house?
The Pig we would have as an indoor/outdoor guy, with his own shelter outdoors, but Id let him mingle with the chickens when they free range.
My Pot Bellies were started with chickens when they were little piglets. They were never aggressive towards the chickens, and seemed to enjoy chicken feet on their backs and little beaks taking away the bugs that would get on them. I absolutely ADORE my turks. They have the best personalities. My tom tom likes to cuddle every now and then (well, I'm not sure he likes it, but he tolerates it
), my hen will jump up in my lap for some attention willingly. I've trained them both to come when I whistle, which visitors find amazing and fascinating. Turkeys also aren't nearly as loud as peacocks. You'll get alot of thumping and gobbling from the toms during breeding season, but they don't scream. My hen hardly makes any noise at all. Turks do require a higher protein feed (I get sporting bird crumbles from the co-op, I believe they're 24% protein), which my chickens eat as well. I haven't been able to be without a turkey since we got our first, they're AWESOME! Here's my pair, I show them off every chance I get Edited by howfunkyisurchicken - 4/5/12 at 5:41am