how cold can they tolerate?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by krobin04, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. krobin04

    krobin04 Out Of The Brooder

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    I read that peafowl cannot tolerate the cold well. What to heat their area with, and how chilly to use it? Is a snuggy area good enough? Would I use litter or would they eat that?
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only the Pure Greens have a hard time in the winter, for all other Peafowl they must have a place so they can get out of the weather Barn, building etc, for the roost lay a 2x4 or 2x6 on its side so they can sit on there feet to keep them warm so not to get frost bite.
     
  3. gaza

    gaza Out Of The Brooder

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    hi indian blues,and their crosses,can stand what ever temps they get!!
    in england,where i had 8 peacocks!,all,of which i tried to get into a shelter at night.
    refused to do so!!
    they would prefer to sleep,and play in the snow!!!
    i would give your birds a safe/dry/warm place,but do not be surprised,or alarmed ,if the birds just do thier own thing!!
    gaza
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah you would only have to really worry about someplace warm for peafowl if you got green peafowl, but the India Blues can withstand a good deal of cold. Just make sure they have some shelter to sleep under at night because I have heard of several stories of peafowl freezing at night and I mean solid frozen because they didn't sleep in the barn for night when it got 0 or below outside, but other than that they can walk around in the snow and stuff and be fine.[​IMG]
     

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