My first Peacock

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by IcarusSomnio, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His tail feathers are pretty banged up from being stuffed into this large-but-not-peacock-tail-feather-sized cage. He's 5 years old and quite beautiful. [​IMG]

    Any suggestions as to keeping him? I want to get a peahen or two soon, right now I have ducks and a chicken roaming the yard. He will be kept clipped (yard is fenced in chain link) and penned at night.

    I bought him because,
    A) He looks pretty
    B) He looks pretty
    C) He'll look especially pretty in my yard
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    D) He looked awful cramped in that cage (and he's really pretty)

    Annnd...what should I feed him? Heading to the feed store later, need more rabbit and chicken feed.


    Also, my dad would really, really, like a white pair. How much am I looking at for a pair of white Peafowl, and a regular Indian Blue Peahen?

    Or can I just have my one Indian Blue, and a white Peacock and then maybe two peahens...?


    Thanks in advance guys [​IMG] I'm on the hunt for a lil' peahen. My guy's out back, wandering around the yard and calling. I gotta check on him again, make sure he's not in the neighbors yard.
     
  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I don't know anything about them, but congratulations! I hope he settles in and loves his new home.
     
  3. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ok, if he is new to your area.. you better catch him fast and keep him locked up for at least 5 months... peafowl that dont know where home is will not stay there... so if you wanna keep him, you have to have him locked up. He will not stay very long and you will have lost him.

    Normal White peafowl pairs of a good age are between $200 and $300 depending on your location. You can find female peafowl, they are around $100 bucks, and you can mix the breeds if you personally like it.

    Good Luck
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do not want to free range White Peafowl they stand out in a crowd and they are the first ones to get eaten..............
     
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  5. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought about my geese too. I free range my geese everyday and lock them up at night. I had 2 brown Africans, 6 brown Chinese, and 6 white Chinese. During their free ranging time I've lost my African gander and 2 of my brown Chinese. You would have thought that the white ones would have been taken but they are all still here. I just thought I would throw that out there...
     
  6. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We can not turn anything White loose, Chickens, Peafowl, Guineas etc, We can't even keep white cats around the farm. I turned out 10 white and 10 dark colored guineas and in two days not a white one left.
     
  7. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that Whites stand out more but any predator that is hunting your animals has strongly adapted senses to where it can see the animals in the vicinity regardless of color. I think it more or less has to do with which animals are slower or show a sign of an illness that a bird of prey picks up on. Could also be which one is in the wrong place at the wrong time. That's my opinion [​IMG] And there are white feral peafowl not far from where I live. (wish I could catch 'em)
     
  8. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, mine don't get picked off by birds of prey. It is Bobcats, Coyotes and sometimes dogs if our dogs are in the cow fields.
     
  9. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh well I think they are color blind anyways so it wouldn't matter. Just make sure if you do free range whites they are somewhat supervised just in case.
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes the white are easy prey...free ranging any peafowl is a risk. but a white peahen setting for 28 days will be lucky to live thru it.

    As far as the white geese...I have a pet white goose ..free ranging. Geese will chase away alot of predators like hawks.
     

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