Can I clip wings to make stay

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peafowlmom, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2011
    Summerville ,SC
    Will this make them stay? A fella has a problem of them always flying away. I said get a female, he probably will but he is 20 acres on John's Island and if the peacock can't fly will he stay
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Depends on how high the fence is you want him to stay in, my peas jump a 6-7 ft fence with clipped wings.
    If he is free range then clipping his wings will just make him an easy target for predators, and he will still be walking away minus being able to go into a tree at night to sleep safely away from predators.
  3. Twister303

    Twister303 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2012
    I had a peacock for years that stayed very close to home and he only had 4 chickens for company and I never clipped his wings. I gave him grapes and chopped up hard boiled eggs, and sometimes sliced apples and tomatoes each evening. He never went far, and he always ran to see me when I was outside.

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