Can my Peas live with my Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by peacockdude, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. peacockdude

    peacockdude In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2016
    So far I have one bs Spaulding peacock and a IB hen, they have 2 peachicks, I'm planning on bringing 4-6 chickens but I only have 1 coop, the coop is large but I was wondering will they get along? They will have there own roosting area on the floor ( the peas have a roosting area above the ground with a wooden ramp leading to it).

    The peachicks are 4 months old
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Not a good idea. First of all, peas will often pick on chickens, and they can hurt them badly. Secondly, chickens can carry a disease known as Blackhead which can easily and quickly wipe out a flock of peas.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How large... in feet by feet?

    Curious if there's a 'rule of thumb' for space per pea like there is for chickens?

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