Greenhorn rookie new to peafowl; battlehardened veteran with Chickens: Question...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Chicken Keith, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Chicken Keith

    Chicken Keith Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old do peachicks get before you see some hint of a head crest? 2 weeks? 4 weeks?

    My broody chicken hen is raising a male (I think) India Blue baby. His wings are barred.
  2. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    This is a great question. They are born without them and it takes from my current view of chicks, about 2-3 weeks before you start to see the feathers developing. After about 2 more weeks you will see that they are much much more prominent and now they have small crests that will continue to grow some but is proportional to size. Now if they are low on the pecking order they might get the crest pecked off regularly or if overcrowded. Hope this helps and it is a general answer as each chick will differ some. All color/patterns in blue peafowl will be the same.

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