I have been wanting to get peafowl for years but I never could afford to get any because even the most common colored chicks sell for $40-50 each and up locally. The lady who hatches my chicken eggs for me also hatches peafowl eggs for a gentleman who sells his extras all to another lady who also hatches her chicken eggs with my hatcher. Turns out in this last batch three little peachicks hatched out with crooked toes and so the lady who usually buys them did not want them. I was told I could have them for $10 each if I wanted them. Heck yeah! I can't tell you how many chick toes I have straightened out successfully. These peachicks are about a week old so it won't be as easy as if they were only a day or two old, but still possible according to what I have read. Now I have a few questions. I know it is best to keep peachicks off the ground for several months after hatching. I am going to keep mine in the brooder with my chicken chicks until they get too big and then move them outside to a larger hutch type cage until they are old enough to go on the ground, my question is, can they eat medicated chick starter or do I need to get them something else? I have that and flock raiser on hand. If they can't eat the medicated chick feed it is going to change my plans a bit as I won't be able to keep them with my chicken chicks, but I can figure something out. I read somewhere that a lot of people feed them game bird feed but I have not been able to find any locally. What is the best alternative? Also, if I post pictures can someone help me with their colors? I am hoping at least 1 is pied, but I have not seen them yet. Apparently the guy they are coming from has a bunch of different types, so there is really no telling what they are. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am about to leave now to go pick them up.