My first peafowl

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

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    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.

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    Peafowl by jenjscott, on Flickr
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! They are beautiful birds. Hope all goes well..
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    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.
     
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  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]
     
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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    They are BeaUtIfULLLLLLLLLLLL [​IMG]
     
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations you are going to love them![​IMG]
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty!!! I'm jealous, lol!
    Congrats [​IMG]
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Beautiful [​IMG]
     
  10. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sweet looking "kids" you have there [​IMG]
     

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