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Lone peachick?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by tgrlily, May 17, 2011.

  1. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I bought eggs last month and only one developed. It's rocking in my incubator right now! I had really hoped for more than one, so it wouldn't be lonely! I have chicks in brooders now & should have call ducklings hatching by the weekend.

    Is it safe to put the peachick in with my other chicks or with the ducklings? I'm a total peafowl newbie!

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, everyone has a diffrent opinion. I would put them in there with your chickens. But they can get diseases. If you are always home and could spend allot of time with that peachick, you could put him in his own brooder.
     
  3. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    C&Rman :

    Well, everyone has a diffrent opinion. I would put them in there with your chickens. But they can get diseases. If you are always home and could spend allot of time with that peachick, you could put him in his own brooder.

    I wish I had that kind of time! [​IMG] I do work outside the home. My options are to rehome or to integrate. The orignal plan was a brooder just for peachicks, but you know how it is with shipped eggs. I don't want it to be lonely & crying.​
     
  4. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like turkeys, peafowl can get Blackhead from chickens. That being said, I had a lone peachick last year the was hatched under a chicken and I just let her raise it. They are still in the same pen and both are doing fine. I will say that it was amusing to watch mama chicken when the little pea tried to display when it was tiny. She looked like she thought there was something really wrong with her baby!
     
  5. greenbird

    greenbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my peafowl grew up with chickens(and turkeys, and ducks) and they are all perfectly healthy.
     
  6. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that a long as the other bird is clean of disease they should be fine.
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    My peacock grew up with chickens and he was perfectly happy and healthy. I would do it again.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I had a peachick hatch this morning, at the moment he is in the brooder by himself. But there is another egg pipped so hopefully he'll have a buddy by tomorrow morning. Anyway, he is doing fine by himself. I just carry him around with me and he just loves it! [​IMG]

    ~Apsne
     
  9. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to be in the same situation as you if this peafowl egg in my incubator hatches...I don't have any other chicks I could keep it with and I wouldn't be with it 24-7 because of school but luckily my mom runs a business out of the house so she could probably look after it. If that doesn't work out I might end up trying to buy a peachick for it to have a friend.
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:Start looking for a pal for it now, even if it's a chicken. The sad peeping will make you nuts, I promise!!
     

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