How many peacocks to peahens?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by sarahnosaj, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. sarahnosaj

    sarahnosaj New Egg

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    Hi all! I'm new to peas & absolutely in love.

    I have Question I'm hoping someone can help with: I've got 2 x 12 mth old peacocks & 1 x 12mth old peahen. Is this ratio ok or do I need more peahens?

    They are free range on a rural property. I've also got chooks & Guinea fowl who also free range (chooks cooped at night) so there are other poultry around.

    I'm not particularly interested in breeding I've mainly got them all for pleasure. I just want them to be happy peas...and not fly away looking for a mate!
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Considering your last two statements you don't need any more hens. The hen you have will pick from the two cocks and the other will hang around hoping to get lucky.
     
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  3. casportpony

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