2 Males in the Same Pen?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Shepicca, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Shepicca

    Shepicca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been offered a male white peacock!! I have been searching for one of these for about a year now but I just bought a yearling pied male. At the moment I don't have enough pens for everybody. Could I put the white 2year old male in with the yearling pied and 2 white yearling girls? The yearling never had a tail and seemingly the white has lost his. The pen is 20x30 with a 10x10 house attached.
    Will they fight? Would they be OK for a couple months until I get get things rearrranged?
    I do want him but I don't want to upset everything that I already have.
    Thanks

    Irene
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    My first concern would be bio security. Bringing in a new bird could bring in things you don't want other birds exposed to. i would first try to set up a quarantine area to put him in before adding him to yours. I have a lot of males in together..... there may be some tussles but mostly they will work it out, just keep an eye on them.
     
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I seem to recall reading that it's ok to have them together if they are introduced without tails, you know, after breeding season and stuff. I think since the yearling is also not of breeding age, that the 2 year old is probably less likely to pick on him. I would put them together at night if I were in your situation, and get up early the next morning to keep an eye on them.
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will want to Quarantine this new peacock, unless you know and trust the person that you got it from and then I would still quarantine it. But you can run males together after breeding season. Now you do know if you have a pied male and a pied hen you will also hatch out white peachicks?
     
  5. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me say that I introduced a flighty adult male in with my 2 yr old at the beginning of the breeding season and they could NOT be kept in the same pen as the 2 yr old was very aggressive and had the new one scared for his life.
     

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