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Can I keep Peafowl And Chickens In the Same Pen?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by muscovy94, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Hello everybody, I have a peachick i recently hatched from one of my friends eggs and i absolutely love peafowl and want more! but i only have one pen with all of my chickens in it and don't really have the money right now to build a new pen. Everyday I let my chickens free range outside then they all just go back in by themselves at night. Can I have peafowl in with my chickens if i let them free range outside everyday and they only be confined together at night time?
  2. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Valparaiso, IN
    In a nutshell, no!!!!!! Chickens carry too many diseases that can be spread to peafowl. Many that are not serious for chickens but deadly to peafowl.
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  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    I dont mix them, but some do, you do risk the peafowl. Worming the chicken and peafowl can help. I have to many to risk it, but with just a few ,you could just keep an eye on them,for Blackhead and etc.
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    As long as you worm and keep things clean...I wouldn't see a problem with it. I raise my turkeys with my chickens as well...but I keep everything clean. I was thinking of getting peacocks, but i heard they get mean...and I have children...and don't wanna risk them getting hurt.
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:Mary very rare for them to get mean, stay will the india you will be ok.
    Note pic, is my 3 yr old grandson in a pen with over 50 peafowl. He is feeding them. Turkey get alot meaner than peafowl.

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  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Deerman, India is a certain breed?

    You know you are an enabler? LOL

    What are some things I should know about peafowl?
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    What a lucky grandson you have!
  8. RRRfarmTN

    RRRfarmTN New Egg

    Jul 23, 2011
    From what I understand, Peafoul are just like guard dogs or geese...they might be mean to strangers. We've had geese that would chase any stranger away, just like our dogs. They should be fine with anyone they live with though.[​IMG]
  9. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2011
    Gaston Oregon
    To people looking to break into somoenes house, peafowl will hunt you down and smite you with a mighty peck,

    To peacock owners, dont they just kick up a fuss and let you know that someone is here? I have never had a stare down with any of my peafowl, the only odd thing is my Opal who thinks I am one of his mates - he will run at me after he has displayed thinking that he is going to mate with my leg.
  10. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    OUr India Blues are not mean, but theyare very curious and seem to like to tease the other animals including the chickens. Our chickens and peas do run together, all free range. So far we have not had problems. We do deworm with a broad spectrum dewormer.

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