Does anyone have a Peacock?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. I am about to buy an older India Blue Peacock chick next week.
    Was wondering if anyone else has any?
    Down the road I hope to use some of his train feathers for my handmade dreamcatchers and feather jewlery.

    I was told by the breeder to feed gamebird food, which I already have on hand.

    Cannot wait! [​IMG]
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    We raise India Blue peafowl.

    Steve in NC
  3. Very cool.

    Maybe you can tell me something then.

    Does the male make the "mow" type call as a way to locate a mate?
    I'm asking because I am aware that they can be loud but I am wondering if a single Peacock will make more noise than a pair (male/female) would.
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    my female blue is WAY louder then my male,,, until breeding season lol ,, wait till the first time they "HONK" at ya,, man if your standing next to them it'll rattle your chest,, and scare the pudding outta ya!!
  5. LOL

    I have a flock of female ducks that are extremely loud whenever they see me (the food lady) coming.

    I just listened to the Honking on youtube, very funny to hear that coming out of them!
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    this year was the first "mating" year for them,,, my male FINALLY started calling,,, "WEEHAWW" ,, the wifers has it on her phone as a ringer,, me hollerin weeehaww,, the peacock hollering weeehaww back, and my big roo putting in his 2
  7. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Quote:They are loud and the call does carry but I like to hear them. We have a friend about an hour away and she has about 100+. They are everywhere at her farm, she lets some free range and it's cool so see about 10 or 12 run past. Ours come out into the yard from time to time but this time of year is hunting season so we try to keep them under wraps. There would be some major problems if one of our peacocks ended up on the hood of some "yahoo's" pick up truck. [​IMG]

    Steve in NC
  8. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    We have india blues also. I love the little 'pop' that they make, its like their version of a cluck. We were originally going to sell off all of the peachicks but decided to keep the youngest 3. The breeder we got the pair from had probably 150-200 birds that free range. It was awesome walking around and seeing huge groups of birds, peacocks displaying everywhere. I would love to have a huge flock. Since we are keeping the 3 youngest chicks that will make our flock up to 6. Then next year we plan on keeping all of the chicks so we will soon have a large flock.
    The things I like about them is that they are care free. We have feed and water out for chickens and when they are hungry they will eat. They free range over about a 1/4 mile area and eat whatever they find in the woods. Their call carries a long way. There is another breeder about a mile away and I can hear her birds call loud and clear.
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    I have about 80 in several colors(Opal, Blackshoulder Silver Pied, Purple etc) along pure Java Greens and Spaldings, including awesome Pied Spaldings.

    Love 'em all, and love seeing the different color males displaying around each other, just awesome.. [​IMG]
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Have 100 + counting this years peachicks, Over 70 breeding age in lots of colors and patterns.



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