Interested in hatching Pea Fowl for myself.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by JLeigh, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been considering hatching Pea Fowl for my own enjoyment for about a year. I've hatched guineas (loved it) and raised keets and chicks from day-olds, so I'm not without knowledge and hatching equipment. Since I'm getting more serious about Pea Fowl, I'll be doing a lot of online research about them, but suggestions would be appreciated.

    I'm also looking for a breeder, or someone who can sell/ship eggs. I'd prefer not to buy from the big companies.....like to keep it local and small! :). Thanks in advance! Leigh
     
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    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome,
    You may have already looked at the stickies?
    If not, they have a lot of basic information that can help get you started:

    "Sticky" Threads for the "Peafowl" forum:
     
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  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I learned A LOT from the Sticky information. And thanks for the breeder list link. I'll keep doing my homework. My big drawback right now is coop and pen space. I like to do things right, and having a space for them to roost at night, and a coop in the winter would need to be very large. Hatching, feeding, caring, etc., doesn't seem to be difficult though. (Famous last words!)

    What magnificent birds they are, though. Thanks again everyone.
     
  5. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, Frosty, I already have the hatch addiction - there's nothing like it. I hatched guineas 10 weeks ago, and I'm sick that the season is over. I'll check the links. Thanks.
     
  6. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hatching addiction is an entirely seperate addiction... peafowl are addictive. Something about their personality and stunning beauty...

    Here is a link to Leggs site, there is some info that could be helpful for when you get some eggs to incubate. http://www.leggspeafowl.com/incub.htm Peafowl aren't as easy as chickens and guineas when it comes to incubation and hatching.
     
  7. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand what you're saying. I have to give this a lot of thought, and I may have to wait until I have more property - we only have six acres. That may not be enough. I can see where I'd get completely addicted to Pea Fowl....:). At first I thought, "Well, start out with India Blues and see what happens" then I started looking at pictures. Ha. I guess it's already started.
     
  8. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    six acres, plenty of room there for peas. You can pen them and have tons of peas on that much space or free range a few. With predators you may want to pen them if you decide on joining the addiction of peafowl.
     
  9. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have another question. I know from experience that guineas, when free-ranging, roam much farther than chickens from their pen and coop. What about peas?

    Thanks
     
  10. Peas may roam as well. They will explore if they think there is something nearby. The longer you home them to a pen, they less they may roam.
     

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