HAHAHAHA I FOUND HER NEST!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by crazypoultrychx, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or rather hubby almost killed her with the tractor!!!! but he didn't and we found her nest.....she has 5 eggs under her and is in such almost plain sight I feel so stupid I didn't find her sooner....but wow is she camouflaged!!!!......so here is my next question....what do you feed baby peafowl.....do you put them in a brooder just like chickens......should they get game brid started or chick starter.....and if I hand raise them is there a better chance of them being more calm............and one more.....what do a white peahen and blue peacock make baby wise?
     
  2. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what my hen looks like....this is not her I pulled this off bing images.....but she is IDENTICAL....her mate is your typical indian blue...
     
  3. Cindysid

    Cindysid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a black shoulder to me. If she is I assume you would get some bs and some Ib's. I give mine chick starter. They would probably have a better chance of survival if you raise them yourself.
     
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  4. Cindysid

    Cindysid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind that while she is sitting she is very susceptible to predators. My neighbor has lost many hens that way. Do you have an incubator? Raising babies yourself does make them friendlier.
     
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    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    If that is what your peahen looks like she is a blackshoulder. [​IMG]

    A blackshoulder mated to an India Blue will be all peachicks split to blackshoulder. Copied from Legg's website:
    Quote: If the peacock is unknowingly split to blackshoulder, then you would get some blackshoulder peachicks and some split to blackshoulder peachicks.

    So basically if your peacock is just an India Blue your peachicks will look like an India blue but will be split to black shoulder which you won't be able to see.

    I think you can give them either game bird or chick starter. I like using medicated chick starter for my peachicks. You have to teach them how to eat and drink so you have to peck at their food with your fingers to show them how to eat. I always put marbles in a small water dish to get them to drink. They peck at the marbles and then learn how to drink from doing that. You can also put in a teacher chick like a chicken chick or any chick that already knows how to eat and drink and can teach the peachicks. My hand raised peafowl are more friendly and are more comfortable around me. While I have the adults that I bought tamed down, I don't think they will never be as tame as the ones I hand raised. You can put them in a brooder. I put mine in a baby crib with a heat lamp haha.
     

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