With breeding season almost here. I started this thread, for what has worked best for me ,also many of the big peafowl breeders. I all way fed a premixed feed 18% to 20% you can feed a bal. pellet or crumb....keep in mind each pellet has all the peafowl needs' Now do you think a peafowl knows whats best.....or what they like best...give them the pellets of cheap scratch feed, they will eat the scratch, not because its better, but because its grain. I have seen this done with chicken. Egg rate drops quick. Reason best to just keep only premix feed in from of the 24/7. no scratch Adding treats or other feed to a good premix feed , will hurt you breeding season ,with less eggs and poor hatch rates ,also poor health on the chicks......feeding a cheap feed and adding thing to find what they need can and does hurt a breeding season. go to upa and check with some of the top breeders, see how they feed.. really depend on what you want to raise, if you want the best breeding season....i don't mess with their feed......fat birds can get egg bound, treat are nice , but during the breeding season hard to beat a premix feed pellet or crumbles. FACT is the birds doesn't know best...no more than a child does they eat what they like best not whats good for them. its also know fact these home raised peafowl live many more years. the wild peafowl do pick their diet....but never live as long , or are in the health of those care by breeders. Again check with top breeder , just don't take my word for it. Brad Legg Doug McNutt Sid Texas peafowl Craig Hopkin George Conner Also this is the month to worm in the northern states. I have nothing to gain , or pushing any brand. I do know a few people with people peafowl, that dont care about getting a lot of peachick, so giving treats reducing their hatch rate is ok.