How do I introduce new peachicks to ones I already have?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by RedBrush Farm, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Songster

    Jun 12, 2011
    I have 4 six week old peachicks. We work with them daily as we want them to be friendly. They are all from the same hatch so I wanted more from another breeder so I can have pairs that are not related. Today I purchased one 6 week old and 2 four week old peachicks. My question is how do I introduce the two groups.

    Any help appreciated

  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    We just put ours together when we got new ones, and they were all ok with it. You may be able to do this, but if not, you can try putting them in the same pen with a divider or putting the new ones in a smaller cage inside the pen so they can all see one another but can't get at one another for a few days.
  3. kyfarm

    kyfarm In the Brooder

    we breed and sell peafowl chicks in Kentucky we have used the cage within coop method and that has worked very well or divide cage. we also have tried the after dark method but that wasnt as smooth as the divide and then take divider away, later in day normally better to introduce than early and also add a food bowl to deter and negate food source feud. some sparing is normal so check frequently when older you would want to avoid breeding season which in most areas is over this time of year. take care. [email protected]

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