can i put my little guy in pen with older bird yet

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by little blue, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    i have my silver pied peacock he is 1 1/2 years old could i put my 3 month old male in with him there are no hens in the pen right now going to get him some hens sept 12th [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] the pen is 34ft x24ft an 10ft high in door area is like 18ft x16 ft
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    I would wait for 3 or 4 more months, it is best when adding new males with your old males is to move all at one time to the new pen. So if you want all of them to be in the Big pen then I would put my pied in a smaller pen for a couple of months then put them all in the big pen at one time, that away no one is the BOSS of the big pen.

    I do know that some people just add new males to there pens but your pied is breeder age and your young is not so next year the pied will be the dominant one.
     
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  3. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    we are just keeping him in there over the winter by the spring the little one will be free ranging we dont want to breed the i.b but want to keep him sence he is the only one that lived out of our orginal 4 chicks. so he will be free ranging on the property i know there is a chance he could leave but i dont want to sell him an we are the only people around with peacocks so i think he will hang around.we had pheasants in with our sp an he was fine just liked to chase them for fun i think was never mean to them he has lost his tail right now just though it was better to put him in before we put the hens in in a few weeks.
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    You can try but I think he may hurt or kill the little one, put him in there and watch them in case he starts (the older one) to jump, peck etc> you can get the chick out fast.


    What kind of hens are you going to get for your Pied???

    Pied?

    White?

    White Eyed?

    Silver Pied?

    One of those four would be the only thing that I would get for him.
     
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  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    like to add to Steve list.

    yes those patterns , but you could also use.

    Blackshoulder pied. or BS silver pied.

    also any color in pied, or silver pied.

    that way later you could breed for other colors from the chicks.
     
  6. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    i am probley going to get a white and a silver pied
     
  7. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    the little guy is doing great has cried for his old friend mason a polish roo that he was raised with when all his bro an sis died,but he is starting to settle in.we will be getting our hens tomorrow me little blue an momma blue are heading out at 4am for amy's little blue is very said today her fav bird a blue slate turkey little blue died today he has been a sick bird sence we had at 2 weeks old he always weezing an stuff i was building him his pen today today to get him away from chickens but i guess i was to late i fell so bad for her but now she has another chicken coop i already bought everything to build a 10x8 coop an a 16x24 run an already have the run done.
     

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