Is there much interest in Peacocks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by tberggren, May 12, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ithaca NY
    Hi my neighbor has offered to give me some of his peacock eggs. His boy has over a six foot fan (not sure what the correct term is)
    I was wondering about possible getting into raising them but wonder about whether anyone would be interested in them or not.

    Any thoughts?
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    I would be interested in either eggs or peeps if reasonably priced and Im sure that others would be also.
    What color are his peacocks?

  3. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Songster

    Dec 31, 2007
    Berlin Nh
    YES!YES! Demand is quite good! Have you checked ebay to see what eggs are going for? You and check craigslist too. Go state by state. Here in Fl. They go for about $100. ea adult on avereage. And the cheapest I've seen a chick is about $40.00. Eggs average $10 on the cheap (per egg) to as much as $25. to $50/
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    if you can get pea eggs to hatch.try hatching them.youd love having yes you can sell them.
  5. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I would like to have a peacock or pea fowl. They are expensive as chicks and even their eggs are pricey..from where I have looked anyway.

    Someone around here has some. Three females came & went in my mother-n-laws yard for a few days
  6. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    Yes, I want fertile eggs at a reasonable price! Thanks..................
  7. southernsibe

    southernsibe Songster

    Jun 15, 2007
    kensington, maryland
    Yes Yes Yes there is an interest here ! I would love to get some at a reasonable price as well.

  8. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    We have a 2 yo peacock we love very much. Would love to have a peahen just cost to much right now. If I could get free ones or eggs you would only see a blur of me running to get them Good luck with your new eggs. You know you're going to get them
  9. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    I've noticed a lot of catalogs that sell the chicks but you have to buy 6 of them to keep warm and it ends up costing almost $300. Takes a long time also for them to start breeding. I got lucky that I seen in a classified ad paper that someone around here had some 1 yr. old peahens for sale for $30 each. My boyfriend's dad found out he knew the guy that had them. We got the last three hens (one was even white with brown markings). The guy had around 40 birds running around in his yard. He also said he was going to catch us a male once he could get one trapped. That was the cheapiest I've seen. They are definitely still worth a lot if you are wanting to raise and then sell some chicks.
  10. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I went out this afternoon to make sure all the chickens had water. I get close to the coop and can see something that looks much bigger than any of my chickens sitting up on the roost......two peacocks!!!!!!!!!!!!! They got down when I tried to get pictures, this is the best I could get.


    The picture dosen't do it justice, it has a beautiful blue neck

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