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My first peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jenjscott, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Hello all, I just bought my first trio of peafowl. I got them from a woman at the Oklahoma State Poultry Federation Poultry Show at Shawnee, Oklahoma, who has their parents. They were hatched and raised by their momma peahen this spring, so are somewhat flighty. I hope they adjust well to their new home.

    Peafowl by jenjscott, on Flickr
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    Congrats!!! They are beautiful birds. Hope all goes well..
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:Nice trio of blue blackshoulder.......so they will be easier to tame down. It will take some time peafowl are strange as they take some time to accept new places and people. Just start getting them come to you for food. Fastest way is not to put feed out in front of them 24/7. Hungar will make them come to the person feeding them. Oh peafowl only eat about what a chicken eats. Another way ,takes little longer , keep feed in front of them 24/7 but hand feed treats.

    They do remember ,and will be upset after being caught and etc.....Mine would even run when they saw the landing net......which i caught them 2 times a year.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  4. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    My, that male BS looks very dark, like black even, must be the lighting with the photo.
    With getting them pretty young they should adapt pretty quickly.
    When you get them in a pen where you can get in there too, be sure to move slowly and just hang out with them. Talk to them and toss their treats regularly, getting the treats closer to you gradually. They will learn quickly to accept treats like unshelled peanuts, sun seed, and small bits of fruit.
    You will love them & their quirky ways!!!!
    Good luck & we will want to see more pics...... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    They are BeaUtIfULLLLLLLLLLLL [​IMG]
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    Congratulations you are going to love them![​IMG]
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Very pretty!!! I'm jealous, lol!
    Congrats [​IMG]
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Post up some more pics when they are settled in and perching!
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Beautiful [​IMG]
  10. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Shady Hills, FL
    sweet looking "kids" you have there [​IMG]

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