Keeping Peafowl questions

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LillianMae, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, so I'm new to Peafowl, but very interested in them. I have a few questions.
    1. Can they be kept in a barn once they're grown, and also over winter?
    2. Can you keep a pair (male and female) without having to have others?
    3. Can you free range them on 3 acres? (I have 3 but it's not all fenced and we have neighbors.
    4. Do they need special feed?
    5. Can they be kept with chickens?
    Thanks!
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello LillianMae and
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    The questions you have about peakeeping are things that concern many new peapeople or people considering peas, so you will have good luck finding answers if you do a bit of searching on the Pea forum! [​IMG]

    Another great resource for basic pea info are the Peafowl Stickies:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/389059/peafowl-sticky-topics-index

    Good luck and keep asking questions!
     
  3. Ditto on new's pot but:
    1. Over the winter yes, but I would hate for them to never see sunlight. Might affect their health.
    2. Yes!
    3. Yes, but if you have neighbors it will most likely be a losing cause. They will eventually roam.
    4. A regular layer pellet will do but for best health we like to add veggies occasionally and a little extra protein like dried cat food.
    5. Yes, but I would not recommend it. Real high probability that they will contract something from the chickens which will affect their health.
     
  4. LillianMae

    LillianMae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the answers! (For the wintering one, we would be adding windows to our barn). I don't think I'll be getting peafowl anytime soon then, I don't have the means as of right now to keep them separate from chickens, but at least now I know the answers to my questions if I ever do get peafowl. Thanks!
     

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