Can different species live together?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by invertaman, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. invertaman

    invertaman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am building a pen for my chickens alittle over 1/4 of an acre and I was wondering if I could keep my guineas and peacock with them?
     
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  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I keep Guinea, Geese, Ducks and Chickens together. And I know people who keep geese, peacocks, chickens together. I think as long as they have room to get away from each other if they want, you should be ok.
     
  3. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do it, too, (guineas & chickens) but as far as the title of your thread goes, yes, I've heard that guineas and chickens really can and do 'mix species' with one another and the person who reported it (here on BYC) said it ain't a pretty sight. You might just mean can they live together, and, aside from that possibility, it's a yes for at least the two I know something about.
     
  4. invertaman

    invertaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard that peacocks need at less 10 sq. ft. in the coup. My coup has only 8 square ft. that would be free to the peacock. is there a smaller size peacock like a "pea-bantam" :|[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at last, today, something I can smile at! [​IMG]
     
  6. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I'd throw a pig and goat in there too!
     
  7. invertaman

    invertaman Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'm glad I could help! A pig and a goat? That may be taking it a little to far. My chickens would completely object. they would not have it![​IMG]
     

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