just read a new post,need input

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by gaza, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. gaza

    gaza Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,just read this post,that says without peahens,males will run off.
    i have heard differently?
    i have 3 peacocks,5 months old,have had them since they were 2 days old.
    have them in an outdoor pen,and plan on free ranging them when they are 6-7 months old
    they are hand tame,all eat from my hand,but only one loves to be petted.
    i am not supposed to have these birds in my surburban area,but many parts of los angeles has them,and from what i can gather,unless every nieghbour complains,all will be fine
    i got males,so that 3 would be all i had,asi have seen the population explode in other areas.
    i ,from reading other posts,thought that if no other peafowl were around,that these guys would stay?.
    any input?
    gary
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will run off I would get a few hens you could take their eggs or chicks to prevent a population explosion.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If you have other birds like chicken and etc....you will be find. Know many who have just peacocks free range. I myself haveone that freerange, even after Iremove all my breeders to their winter home....here pic of him no other peafowl here just a few chickens.


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  4. gaza

    gaza Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,i dont have chickens,but have 45 finches/parrakeets/doves/parrots in an avairy.
    gary
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Gary they do need lot of room if freeranged. They will not just stay in a small yard. If and when you want to let them out, only do one he will stay around the other . then after a day or two let a 2nd out and etc.....again depend on how large a area.
     

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