Help with free range peachicks.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by maitia17960, May 20, 2012.

  1. maitia17960

    maitia17960 In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2009
    Schuylkill County, Pa

    This is the first time I ever had peachicks. They are 1 week old and free range with the peahen. I hope someone can tell me what I have to do to keep them healthy. I have gamebird starter in the pen and the peahens keep taking them in and out all day. Is this a good food for them? The peahens take them in the pen for the night and I close them up. They do not go far from the pen at all, just in to the cow pasture which is not used anymore. There is a stream in the back yard and water at the pen. What else should I be doing for them?
  2. NateinFL

    NateinFL Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Wesley Chapel FL
    I have mine free-range with their pea chicks as well. Lost a couple to a hawk this year but it was expected. Last year lost none, mothers are VERY aggressive when they have babies. I would rather let them range during the day than be in a dirt pen.

    Cute babies!
  3. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Songster

    Apr 12, 2012
    SW Florida
    Wow! I didnt know peacocks could free range - I was told that they tend to wander. They are so beautiful!!

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