Anyone have a guide to Peacock Raising 101?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Huny, May 9, 2009.

  1. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just picked up a year old boy (is it cockeral for peafowl?) I thought I knew what I was doing but it's obvious I don't.

    What should it be eating? How much? It was free-ranging at her house, but I have it in an enclosed 4x8 pen, do I need bigger? What type of waterer do I need?

    Thanks In Advance
     
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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Deerman, steve_sandspoultry and others will be helping you here soon im sure! [​IMG]
     
  3. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna need your help on these Jumbo and Tuxedo Quail when they hatch...Don't be going too far [​IMG]
     
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    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:[​IMG] i'm almost ALWAYS here and when im not one of my buddy ole pals is yelling at me to get on because I need to help someone! YAY FOR TUXEDOS!!!! [​IMG] (my fave of the coturnix) LOL!
     
  5. chickenzoo

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    The UPA has some good info on peafowl.
    -Males are Peacocks, females Peahens, chicks are peachicks
    -Peafowl normally start breeding around 2 years of age.
    -They eat very little for their size. They like gamebird chow, cat food, catfish chow, wild bird seed, fruits and nuts etc.
    -Worm them with Ivomec and then later on in the year with Safeguard liquid
    T-hey do need a big space, that tail gets long. a 4x8 will not be big enough for one. They need at least 4 times their tail length in both directions.
    -They can jump very high even with clipped wings.
    -Peahens normally start laying March/April
    When first bringing one home, it is best to keep them contained for at least 3 months to make sure they know where home is and don't run off.
    Hummmmm....................... I'll think of more info................ [​IMG]
     
  6. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks that is a great start. I had some gamebird grower here for geese and ducks, I fed it that today. It seemed to eat the entire dish I gave it. It is not sure where it is or how it got here, I am hoping it will warm up to me eventually. I think this guy is somewhere between 15 and 18 months old. I will get him some hens if I can find them.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    My one male, Slim Jim loves goldfish crackers, LOL
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Good info so far.

    Yes males are peacocks, your pen Will do for now,but he will need a 10 X20 X 6ft high with a top,for a trio. he will color out at 2 yr, long train (tail) at 3yr.

    If he was free range will be harder to break to your place, best if you had a peahen penned so he will stick around.

    Game bird or turkery feed ok, 20% TO 28%.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Post a pic,can tell you what you have,and age.
     
  10. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As soon as I get my camera and him together at the same time. I think the lady said he was 1 1/2 years old or 2. Now I need to find some girls, anyone know where I can get some full grown hens?
     

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