Finally got some peas-YEAH

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by entropy, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. entropy

    entropy Out Of The Brooder

    I finally was able to get some peas- yeah!!! A nice woman became overwhelmed as her two india blues turned into 20 peafowl over a few years. She needed to downsize some as her neighbors were complaining.
    My question is how long do I need to keep them locked up before I can try free ranging them? The oldest pea is 3 and the youngest is 9 months. I have a mature male, 2 mature females, and an immature male and female. They were used to running around on her property but her 2 acres wasn't big enough to keep them from bothering the neighbors. We are on 20 acres so I am hoping to keep them without bothering anyone as we don't have any close neighbors. I have free range turkeys and guineas that are fed twice daily and know the routine for chow time. All I need to do is yell...."TURKEY, TURKEY" and they all come running. My husband calls me the crazy turkey caller.[​IMG] He thinks I am nuts. Oh well, who wants to be NORMAL anyways!!!!

    Browns Valley CA
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    Jan 10, 2014
    Congratulations! I would recommend at least 3 months before you try letting them loose, otherwise they still consider the other place "Home" and will try to find their way back to it.
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas

    I would wait till breeding season was over to turn them older ones loose, that will give them plenty of time to home in and you will have a better chance of keeping the hen close to home when she lays.
    turn them babies loose in a few months and see how it goes with them and it will give you a chance to learn about before they are all free, it easier to get 2 back in than 5 if you have never had them before and if ya end up having problems, just sayen
    How far are they from their original home?

    Pleas post some photos of your prettys
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Congratulations, glad you finally got some!

  5. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2013
    Congratulations of the arrival of your new lovely peas!! Hope to see some wonderful pics soon!

    Be sure the peas know your home is their home now. Let them get comfortable enough that they know their way around the place so when you eventually free range them they wont wander off, disappear, and not know where to go or what to do.

    Love the "turkey, turkey" call!! That's very unique!

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