Do I have to separate my peacocks during mating season?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by blondie34, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning!

    I've had my peafowl flock for a little over a year and a half now.. they were young when I got them so this Spring/Summer will be their first mating season. I have three peacocks - two IB and one IB BS, and three peahens - two IB and one IB BS.

    They all get along great but I've read that peacocks can and will become aggressive during mating season.. I haven't seen any chasing or fighting yet but one of my peacocks has started to "call". Is it absolutely necessary to separate them? Or will they be fine since they have been raised together?

    Any and all advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep an eye on them, Ive seen them get along one day and hate each other the next, kinda like people.

    Gerald Barker
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they free range or penned? If free range then there's nothing you can really do to separate them nor would you need to. Penned it would be best. Penned males can't always get away from each other.
     
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  4. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are penned in a 40'x50' run with an attached 12'x12' heated shed ..
     
  5. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats plenty of room for that number of peas. You should be ok, monitor and keep us posted.

    Gerald Barker
     
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  6. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definitely will! Fingers crossed I can hatch some babies this summer :)
     
  7. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And you will, in fact you'll probably get a bunch,[​IMG]. Keep us posted and post pics of the younguns as they come. Good Luck!


    Gerald Barker
     
  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... They are of the same blood .... siblings?
     
  9. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure - there's a chance four out of six of them could be related as I got them from the same breeder, but she has about 50 birds so who knows.. the other two came from two different people in OH.
     

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