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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JennyMelPeas, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. JennyMelPeas

    JennyMelPeas New Egg

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    Hello,

    I am a new member here and look forward to learning from this forum. I and my husband raise Peacocks in northwestern Wyoming. We currently have 31 Peacocks from adults to young to chicks. We are new to Peacocks but love them. We also have 3 ponies and live on a small farm. We would like to add Cochin chickens to our farm mainly because they are good broody chickens and are hardy for cold weather. We want to use them to help hatch our Peacock eggs. Thank you for adding us to your chat group.
    Jenny & Mel Broadhead
    Auburn, Wyoming
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I know nothing about Peacocks and only some about chickens. Don't peacocks brood their own? Just curious.
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely farm! You might also stop by our Cochin thread and do some chatting. Maybe someone there can help you find some of these gorgeous birds....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/195235/cochin-thread

    Enjoy all your adventures in life and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. JennyMelPeas

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    Thanks...yes they do raise their own chicks, but it really depends on the hen. Many are not very good mothers. The idea when the peacock hen has a clutch, you take the eggs away from her and put them under a broody cochin. They sit on them for 7 days, then you take them away and hatch the peacock eggs in your bator or you can let the peacock hen hatch them or let the cochin hatch them...sounds weird but a lot of peacock breeders use cochins for this reason.
     
  6. JennyMelPeas

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    Thanks the peaocks are fun and yes I will be on the peacock forum too, but need to find cochins right now. I have visited the for sale page and left a few messages :)
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Thanks for reply..very interesting.
     
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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I have heard this from professional breeders of peacocks....that they let a large heavy breed chicken hen do the much of the incubating. Says the hatch rate is so much better and healthier chicks too! :)
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

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    Glad you joined! The peacocks sound cool! :)
     
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  10. JennyMelPeas

    JennyMelPeas New Egg

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    Yes the big breeders do do this...if anyone wants to visit Leggs
    http://leggspeafowl.com
     

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