Can they be with chickens?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by 9farmgirl9, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 week old peachicks, no i'm not putting them outside now, i just got them today. But when it comes time can they be with my chickens, ducks,and guineas? the guy i bought them from said that i couldn't.
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I wouldn't advise it.
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe, some live happily with chickens, others not so much
     
  4. greenbird

    greenbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did, and still do. I have had absolutely no problems with it. Some People don't because they are worried about black head.
     
  5. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just worried about diseases, I payed 20 for one and 25 for the other it may not be alot of money to you guys but im 15 and don't have a job. And i just want them to live.
     
  6. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you want them to live, dont put them with your chickens! I read allot about black head and it scared me considering how much I paid for them. I am not saying you cant put them with your chickens, but to be on the safe side I would invest in building them their own pen.
     
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  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Best not to, some do without problems.....but a chicken can carry blackhead without harm to the chicken , but will kill peafowl and turkey.
     
  8. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it matter if the chickens were free range but the peafowl weren't.
     
  9. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chickens are carriers of blackhead then I don't think it matters if they are penned or not. I have mine togather but we don't have problems with it in my area. I have had turkeys and chickens together here for years.(turkeys are just as bad as peas with blackhead). Depends on your flock.
     
  10. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well there is also a risk to you chickens that everyone seems to neglect, one of my uncles old male killed a few chickens
     
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