Can peafowl run in old chicken run??

nurseC7

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So I'm thinking about moving bird houses. I'd like to put my peafowl in my much larger chicken run. I have heard of something called blackhead disease and it comes from the dirt where chickens live which is why they aren't supposed to run together. So does anyone know if I can ever run the peafowl in that enclosure or is there a way for me to sanitize it?? Thanks so much in advance!!
 
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I don't know this answer, as I have no peafowl, but if I were washing my pen for a new flock, I would sanitize the run with bleach or cleaner, scrub it down, and let air dry. My turkeys got this disease on their faces for a while, but it didn't seem to hurt them. So, until more info is shared, I wouldn't worry about it. I may be wrong, but that is what I would do. Good luck!
 

nurseC7

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I don't know this answer, as I have no peafowl, but if I were washing my pen for a new flock, I would sanitize the run with bleach or cleaner, scrub it down, and let air dry. My turkeys got this disease on their faces for a while, but it didn't seem to hurt them. So, until more info is shared, I wouldn't worry about it. I may be wrong, but that is what I would do. Good luck!
Thank you! :)
 

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but if I were washing my pen for a new flock, I would sanitize the run with bleach or cleaner, scrub it down, and let air dry.
You can't sanitize dirt.

My turkeys got this disease on their faces for a while, but it didn't seem to hurt them.
Are you positive it was black head....or was it dry pox?
I thought blackhead was always fatal.
 

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Are you positive it was black head....or was it dry pox?
I thought blackhead was always fatal.
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Good questions. It sounds like pox, black skin from fencing injuries, or something else.
 

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