Calling all peacock owners/experts, help a newcomer with peacocks!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Chicken0Boy, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been thinking alot lately, so remember I am just in the 'thinking stage'. I am wanting to expand my poultry intrest to peacocks. A trio to be exact! I need alot of help though, because I don't know that much about them though. So I got some questions...

    1. What do peafowl eat?
    2. What is the best/cheap breed for a begginer?
    3. What is the inside roosting sqr, footage rule?
    4. What is the outside 'run area' sqr, footage rule?
    5. What are some good plants/trees to plant in an avairy?
    6. What type of bedding should I use?
    7. For a trio, what should the coop & run measurments be?
    8. How do you rasie them as 'pea'chicks?
    9. What are some common diseases?
    10. Is there a certain arrangment I should place things in a peacock aviary?

    Thanks you guys! [​IMG]

    BTW: I have a rescent post about this, but I have more questions. [​IMG]
     
  2. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:1- Mine Eat Game feed from TSC (not sure what its excactly called)
    2- India Blue
    3-Not rlly sure lol mine free range
    4-^^^^#3^^^
    5- Any thing tropical I think lol
    6- I use straw or hay.... some times wood shaving...
    7-idk
    8-A lot like baby turkeys [​IMG]
    9- Black head is one, there is others but i cant remember lol
    10-idk
    sorry im not much help lol im new toooo!
     
  3. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
  4. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks you guys! I am new, but I am really excited. Do you personally think peacocks are worth the trouble to obtain and take care of?
     
  5. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    oh absolutely! they are highly addictive though! [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Great! Now I just need some aviary plans for a trio. [​IMG]
     
  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep they are worth it. So far they are the first kind of bird I have ever owned and for now the only kind I want! I have never been so interested in any kind of bird like I have been with peafowl. It is worth it in so many ways...There is always something new to observe them doing, watching peacocks display never gets old, watching them take dust baths is always funny, and picking up pretty eye feathers and pretty blue neck feathers is always like finding treasure![​IMG]

    Edit:
    Just wana add that to me they are way easy to take care of especially compared to taking care of fish were you have to clean the tank a lot and bla bla but it never feels like a chore going out to feed the peafowl, in fact I hate it when someone else feeds for me because I hate to miss out on it!
     
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  8. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is so awesome! I can't wait to get some, but does any of you know/have any plans of an aviary with a shelter and outdoor space that will hold a trio?
     
  9. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our smallest pen is 10' wide x 35' long x 8' tall has a 10'x10' three sided shed with a 25' run.

    Our largest pen is 25' wide x 75' long x 8' tall with a 12'x20' shed in one corner.

    We have a total of 18 Peafowl breeder pens and have started 10 new pens.

    Steve
     
  10. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think I have found my measurments! So now my pen is gonna be 10x30x8! Thats sounds good for a trio. [​IMG] Right?
     

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