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Everything I need to know about raising Peafowl!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AEngland727, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. AEngland727

    AEngland727 New Egg

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    My husband and I were just given 2 peachicks they are about 3 months old. I have always had chickens and currently have them but never peafowl. I know that they are different than chickens. What do you feed them? I have seen pens with wire floors. Why the wire floor? Can they ever be free ranged? I'm sure the list could go on. Any help would be GREAT!! :)
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and [​IMG] !!

    Of course everyone here will be happy to answer your questions! But you may also want to take a look at the "Peafowl Stickies," that have a lot of great and very useful information (see below). You can also search the threads if you have specific questions that may have been discussed before.

    "Sticky" Threads for the "Peafowl" forum:
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    At three months I think they would still be eating medicated chick starter around 20% protein. I probably feed my peafowl medicated chick starter until they are a year old. I haven't raised peachicks this year so I am a little rusty.

    For young peafowl people will put them in wire floored cages to keep them from stepping in their own poop and coming into contact with the ground. It is all to help make sure that the peachicks don't catch any kind of illness from things that can be found in the soil. When they are older they can be moved into pens on the ground.

    They can be free-ranged when they are older. Just make sure they know your property and also make sure that your neighbors are fine with them. Neighbors is a whole story in itself so here is this: http://www.bamboopeacock.com/Neighbors_&_Peafowl.html

    When the peachicks seem tame enough, you could maybe take them out for short walks around your property to get them used to the area. Peafowl like to wander so when they are old enough to free-range they might want to go visit the neighbor so you might have to herd them back home.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to the group! Don't want to scare but you should research blackhead, coccidiosis and capillary worms and buy the medicine used to treat them just in case.

    -Kathy
     

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