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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by squeak1387, May 16, 2011.

  1. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chirping

    May 15, 2011
    bronson, fl
    Has anyone ever brooded chicks with peafowl? I have 2 peafowl brooding and have chicken eggs due to hatch on the 20th. The peafowl are about 2 weeks I guess. Would it be ok to brood my chicks in the same brooder?

  2. greenbird

    greenbird Chirping

    May 11, 2011
    Yes, well I least I do it.I have Peachicks and chicks in the same brooder right now as a matter a fact. All of my peacocks grew up with chickens so it should be fine.
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Songster

    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    No I would never recommend brooding them together for and 2 weeks is way to big of an age gap anyway.
  4. greenbird

    greenbird Chirping

    May 11, 2011
    Why would you not brood together? I've never had any problems with it
  5. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    i did it last year when our peachick was lonely so i through a chick in there an they did fine.but to each there own a 2 week old pea will be pretty big compared to a day old chicken an could hurt them if there is not anough room
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    People have different opinions because chickens can give peafowl different things like blackhead, ect. As long as you keep your chickens healthy and disease free your peafowl should be fine. Some just don't want to risk it, some have never seen any problems with it. There are lots of breeders who keep chickens in with peafowl, and also there are breeders who swear on never keeping chickens in the same pen as peafowl. I don't have chickens just peafowl but if I did have chickens I would probably keep them separate just to be safe, but I know of a great local breeder who is over run with peafowl and all of them are in pens with and around chickens 24/7 so it all depends.[​IMG]

    I don't know how the age difference will be though like superpeacockman said, if you want to keep them together just keep an eye on them to make sure the peachicks don't pick on the chicken chicks.[​IMG]

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