Feeding peacocks ???????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickens 4 2, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. chickens 4 2

    chickens 4 2 In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2009
    Gore, OK
    I've had one peacock for a while now and it has been out & about. A couple of months ago I bought 3 more and now have all 4 in a pen. It seems they don't eat much. These are good sized birds and it seems they hardly eat at all. They seem to act pretty healthy. Thet are getting same food as the many chickens we have: laying pellets/crumbles, corn, scratch.
    Is there some peacocks especially like? They don't seem to be lacking in any way, I just thought they would eat more.

  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Mine just get what the chickens get, pellets and cracked corn...
  3. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    I have Peacocks.
    I feed them hen scratch, scraps from the house and cat chow.
    They really like fruit too, grapes, apples, oranges etc..
    I try to feed them the high protien cat chow as Peacocks need a high protien diet.
    They also like mixed greens from salad etc.. They really like scraps of meat.

    They don't seem to eat allot and they are pretty hardy birds. Ours free ranch and sleep in a big fir tree at night. They also would like to spend the day sitting on the porch if I let them but they get shoo'ed off. They can be messy.
    I worry about them in winter but people who have had Peacocks for years and years tell me not too, they can take care of themselves.


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