Interested in raising peafowl, but have no experience

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Moonspeckle, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Moonspeckle

    Moonspeckle In the Brooder

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    I have been trying to research some information about them, but haven't had much success. I may be able to talk my father into buying me a few, but I would have to do a lot of research and prove to him that I can take care of them properly. That's how I have gotten most of my animals. If someone could give me some pointers and advice, it would greatly help!

    I also have a few questions that I would like to have answered if no one can give me any other advice:

    *How large of a pen would a few have to have?

    *Should I let them be free-range during the day?(Not one the best ideas because the mountain behind my house is full of predators)

    *What food should be fed at what stages?

    *If I were to sell the eggs, how much could I sell them for?

    *What is the best breed of peafowl for a beginner?

    Thanks to anyone who gives me advice or links to helpful sites! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    India blue in any color ,for beginners.
    About 75 sq ft per adult
    Feed a gamebird or turkey feed.
    Best to start with peachicks 3 months or older. breeders need to 2 yr old or older


    link to alot of breeders web sites. check leggs in mo.


    http://www.peafowl.org/breeders.htm
     
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  3. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    1. 10x10 barn with a 10x25 run is good for a pair or trio.

    2. ??

    3. If you have raised turkeys then do it the same way, chicks- 20% medicated chick stater, adults chicken feed or gamebird if you can find it.

    4. Depends on where you are and what kind of Peafowl eggs your selling.

    5. Most like the India Blue, but I like the Black Shoulder better. If I was going to start over again I would get me a pair or trio of Blue or Purple Pied White Eyes, because you can get three varieties out of that breeding. Pied, White and Dark Pied you may even get a White Eyed out of the deal.

    6. www.peafowl.org
     
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  4. Moonspeckle

    Moonspeckle In the Brooder

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    Quote:Oh, sorry. By the second question I was asking if I should let them out of the pen I would put them in during the day and let them run around.

    Thanks! I will look at the site [​IMG]
     
  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

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    And what I was saying is, it would be up to you, Do you feel it to be safe about free ranging them????

    Sometimes when you free range they will not go back to there pens, they will roost in trees, on your house, barn, car any place off the ground.
     
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  6. Moonspeckle

    Moonspeckle In the Brooder

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    Oh okay I see now what you are saying.
     
  7. jimmythechicken

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    the pen needs to be high to like 10ft.goodluck my kid talked me into peacocks an they do cost alot more per bird an for pens an such but they are so pretty an very cute when little. now i cant wait to see a big old peacock out my back door.
     

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