Looking into getting Peacocks Need Info on them

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Addeline, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Addeline

    Addeline Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I really am interested in getting a few peacock Chicks to raise They are so beautiful

    I need tons of info on them I have a huge barn for shelter




    Do they need a fenced in area or can they be free range?


    What kind of feed is best for them?


    Do there wings need to be clipped?


    Are they friendly at all?


    How many is best?



    Any more info would be helpful


    Thanks
     
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  2. Argus

    Argus Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Addeline

    Addeline Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You !!! That link is super helpful and has tons of information that I need
     
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  4. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the peafowl forum!!! [​IMG]

    Yes, wonderful articles there.

    May I just pause to shriek one thing (please cover your ears) Never, Never, Never clip wings on a peafowl. Ever. Please! It won't keep them home, it just prevents them from escaping danger and makes them more likely to be killed.

    So glad you have joined us! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Addeline

    Addeline Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok Thank You
     
  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another Huge Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] yes read 101 its has great info. Please dont clip their wings when you get Peas, they can still jump (depending on species) a good 6-8 feet without wings. Build a roof over them if possible or free range if you have pea-friendly neighbors. If peas turn out to be a fit for you I can guarantee that you will fall in love with them and if you have children involved even better, [​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    They can be penned or free range. Don't clip wings when free range, and penned up there's no point to clip their wings. I feed a 22% meat bird feed year round and sometimes offer oyster shells. For a beginner go with a pair or a trio in my opinion. A pair is one hen and one cock and a trio is one cock and two hens. Peafowl can be friendly as you can see in my avatar.
     
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  8. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 [​IMG]

    Gerald Barker
     
  9. Addeline

    Addeline Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You
     
  10. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome!
     

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