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do i have all of the right information on peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by shanezoobuild, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. shanezoobuild

    shanezoobuild Out Of The Brooder

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    I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could do both or one of the following for me and either answer a few questions I have and or read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently. It would mean a lot J

    Questions
    When is too old to breed
    Male to female hatch rate
    When to assist
    Brooder height
    Chick to grower feed amount
    Grower to maintainer feed amount
    How many weeks of decreasing temperature in brooder
    Weeks of grower feed until maintainer
    Butcher age
    How much homologous serum to use
    Paratyphoid treatment
    Tetracycline amount
    How much Nitrofurazon, metronidazole and dimetridazole to use for treating trichomoniasis

    Haemoproteus treatment



    Write up

    Peacock

    Special care

    Males will fight
    Temperament
    Territorial

    Cost
    Egg cost
    Chick cost
    Adult cost
    Chick to grower feed amount
    Grower to butcher feed amount
    Grower to maintainer feed amount
    Maintainer feed amount

    Enclosure

    Size
    100sf
    Height
    7ft
    Fence type
    Chicken wire
    Shelter
    Heated barn
    Equipment
    Heater. Food, grit, water and calcium dish. Nest box bottom of barrel

    Terrain

    Grass
    Diet

    Feed type

    Game bird or chicken 18% maintainer
    Amount
    Constant
    Minerals/other

    Grit
    Breeding

    Sexing

    Males will have the recognizable tail
    Ratio
    1-5
    Age

    Female 2-3 male
    Season
    spring
    Diet
    Added calcium
    Eggs

    Clutch size and numbers per year

    5-9. 3 clutches
    Collecting time
    Late morning. Every 2nd day
    Storing
    10 days, room temperature, 70 80% humidity
    Hatch time
    27
    Incubation temp
    100
    Humidity
    55
    Candling
    10 days
    Stop turning
    24
    Lock down
    65
    When to assist

    Move to brooder

    Dry
    Brooder
    Size

    2 sf
    Height

    Temperature decreasing


    Feed type length
    Gamebird or chicken starter 16%

    Water dishes
    No marbles
    Special nutrients
    Grit
    Grow out pen

    Size

    15 sf
    Feed type length

    Butcher


    Butcher age
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a little confused on the set up. I can help answer a few. A couple of these questions may go south, for example the butcher question. Peafowl used to be used as a game bird but nowadays they are more of a fancy kind of animal like a swan if you wish to look at it that way. Not sure what everyone else does but for the nutrition part it depends on the breeder. For example, I use a 22% protein for adults all year round and a 28% protein medicated game bird starter feed for chicks for the first 4-8 weeks of their life. Others chose an 18% protein so you will get different answers. Best to give ranges for those questions. Incubation I believe is 26-30 days. I usually have chicks hatching out on the 28th day. There's still something that need to be corrected but I don't have time to add more. I'll jump back on to do more corrections.
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another thing, when giving the pen and brooder size make sure to add per bird.
     
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    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    new 2 pfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also where did you find some of this information? I'm just curious.
     
  7. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken wire can only be used safely where there are no predators. It won't keep snakes out and isn't strong enough to protect from coons,canines, or any feline bigger than maybe a house cat, and I wouldn't guarantee it would keep a house cat out.
     
  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its stretched tight it will be stronger, the issue with coons is they eat the bird through the wire holes. A fox would have to work at pulling the wire and try it may, and prevail if enough time is given. A large dog tears right through it no issue but, Ive only had a few dogs that where smart enough to rip the wire off as most spend all night digging.

    Gerald Barker
     
  9. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gerald- Are you saying that you consider chicken wire to be safe against predators?
     
  10. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use chicken wire as well and I have foxes, raccoons, coyotes, stray dogs, and mountain lions. I've found places where animals try to dig inside but fail do to burring the board under the ground so far. It's also important on what side the chicken wire is stapled. If stapled on the outside of the pen it will cause tension to pull on the boards when outside pressure is applied. If stapled inside the pen the when pressure is applied from the outside the chicken wire will give. I test my chicken wire by running directly at it and falling on it. If it holds me I consider it good. If it gives in I need better staples, more staples, or more boards to increase strength. If you have 8'-12' gaps and done properly the chicken wire holds well with bowing in.
     

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