2010 young IB peapics

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Finally took the camera out with us and got some of this years hatch.

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    And here is the white pea's since we moved them

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    Steve
     
  2. Charliet

    Charliet away

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    nice peas!!!!! what kind of hen is that black one in 2nd pic and the white one in the 3 pic
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Those are chickens the 2nd pic is a dark cornish the 3rd is Ameraucana. (peafowl wanna be's) [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    They're beautiful, congratulations on them [​IMG]

    I am still learning about peafowl... what genders are the IB ones pictured? Boy, girl, girl? I am still so uncertain about recognizing the differences, so I'm probably totally wrong XD
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have chickens with your peas??? (said by the person that has a chicken hen raising a lone peachick... chicken is heat + company). From what I understand, it's risky?
     
  6. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I think it's a risk to raise them with chickens that are carrying certain diseases... if everyone is wormed and cared for properly, I don't think it's that big of a deal. I could be very wrong though.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    There are alot of different methods of raising them. At hatch we raise turkeys and pea's together since they eat the same food a medicated 28% game bird starter. After they get older and we drop the protien level in the feed back to 20% they often go back together with chickens or guinea keets. The only ones we always raise seperate is waterfowl and that's because they sling water everywhere. They can pass disease but have never had any problems with it. One thing I do is for each batch of birds in the maturnity pen is put a layer of fresh "virgin if you will" sand down. Most of the issues they have is transmitted via the soil so if the soil has never had birds on it.....

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