Feeding peafowl (Help please)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by DragonClaw01, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (I thought I posted this before, guess it didn't go through)

    I've got three peafowl, two peacocks and a peahen.

    I'm still new to peafowl and these are our first (out of a dozen, talk about a learning curve :*( )

    They'll be 6 months old next week.

    I'm still feeding them gamebird starter/grower

    http://www.lonestarfeed.com/pdffiles/1270.pdf is the specs on that food

    28% protein, etc

    How long should they be on it? What should I switch them to later and when? I buy my feed from a Lone Star Feed warehouse thing. They have pretty good prices.

    11.45 for 50 lbs of layer pellets, carry just about everything I need.
     
  2. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They only need feed with 18% protein now.
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    My feed plans have the chicks on a 28% medicated game bird starter for 2 months and then I move them to 22% meat bird feed. Once moved to that they remain on it for life. Some suggest during the winter an 18% and then during breeding season when breeding have them on at least 20% protein. I keep mine on a 22% protein all year long. Just don't go below 18% protein and no more than 30% which is still high for an adult but some people have a 30% mixed with a 16% to balance it out since their local feed stores don't have the 20% range.
     
  4. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about Turkeys? My tom is about 14 lbs and the hen is less. They're all about the same age
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Turkeys and peafowl can share the same feed.
     

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