Lone Peachick and Clueless Owner **added pic

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by emmalynn, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
    Middle TN
    I had only 1 peachick hatch from the eggs I bought. This is the first time for peacock eggs and only 2 developed and then I lost one. Could anyone help with a list of egg sellers or if anyone is selling eggs please let me know. I am not picky about color but this chick looks to be IB from a mixed flock so who knows what he/she is split with, there were cameo, white, silver pied and spaulding in the mix of hens and cocks.

    Also, will he do okay as an only chick? He is in with some silkie chicks that are a week older but of course he looks like the jolly green giant in there with them. Do they peep all the time? Do they hatch with started wing feathers or is my bird a mutant?
     
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  2. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
    Middle TN
    Okay, I found an auction from peachick and have PMd her. Hopefully I can remedy the only chick problem.

    I read the noisy peafowl thread--- okay so he sits and watches TV with me, we are good. I do have problems with typing while on the forum because he gets on the keyboard but I can work with that

    Still would like to know if there are other breeders that are respected that I can contact regarding eggs and the mutant question about feathers at hatching.
     
  3. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    we sell hatching eggs, feel free to check out our website for details on what we have, etc.

    and yes, it's totally normal for them to hatch with started wing feathers...your peachick is not a mutant. [​IMG]
     
  4. Fowler Hencock

    Fowler Hencock Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Our friendliest bird was an only hatcher. Even as an adult male, he thinks he's a human! [​IMG] He's the only bird we allow out of the pens. He will follow us around the farm and beg to be petted on his neck and beak. He also is the only bird that will go back into his pen without being corralled or tricked with treats! [​IMG]
     
  5. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we raised a lone peachick he was also the only one who hatched from purchased eggs, we named him Solo. he was my evening companion he would also sit on my lap/shoulder while i was on the computer, I would wear a sweater and he would sit on my shoulder under the outer sweater. However we have Peafowl so, when he got too large to keep in the house, and old enough we started introducing him to the rest of the birds. He would stand at the edge of the cage and peep for me to return, It was hard for me at first, and still he is the first one to come running to me when I open the cage, and he helps me garden. Which is kind of a pain because he wants to know what my fingers are eating in the dirt.
     
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  6. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Yes they make noise constantly. They will make noise constantly until they are adults. And then they will make different noises constantly.

    He will be ok as a lone peachick, but do your best to pay as much attention to him as possible- it will keep him friendlier when he is an adult. You will actually have to be very careful about putting younger chicks in with him if you decide to hatch more- bear in mind with shipping and incubation time, those chicks are going to be a month younger and a LOT smaller and your current peachick may take offense to sharing space or attention with the new ones, and pick on them.
     
  7. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
    Middle TN
    I appreciate all the responses.

    6littlechickies- I emailed you yesterday actually. How much longer are your peafowl expected to be fertile?

    Well I don't feel like an absolute goober...being an only child will not be scarring. Most of our animals aren't sure what species they are so introducing additional peafowl later doesn't appear to be a problem.

    We have a duck that takes dirt baths with his chicken brothers. A goat that chases cars with the dog when they get the chance. Of course, most of them think they are people.
     
  8. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
    Middle TN
    Here is some pictures of him

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    IB right?
     
  9. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Definitely. When he gets to be about 2 weeks, will you take a picture of his back for me? I am collecting pictures of the saddle feathers of 2 week old peachicks (the feathers that grow in right below the base of the neck, at where the wings connect to the body kind of... they'll be almost the first to grow in).
     
  10. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
    Middle TN
    He will 2 weeks this coming weekend. PM me like on Friday and I will be sure to get it. Do you want his wings spread?
     

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