Help with free range peachicks.

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

  1. maitia17960

    maitia17960 In the Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    Wow! I didnt know peacocks could free range - I was told that they tend to wander. They are so beautiful!!
     

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