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My Neighbors Peafowl REALLY like to come and visit my chickens...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by hockmangirl, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. hockmangirl

    hockmangirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    Probably a strange question, but as stated in the subject line, my neighbors Peafowl love to come and visit my chickens. They would come and visit on the deck and stare in at them through the window when they were still in the house (as chicks). And now that my girls have moved outside the Peafowl come perch on the roof of, and hang out around, the chicken pen. They can't get in the pen with the chickens, as it's roofed in and completely fenced. But I was wondering if it was going to be okay/safe for them, when I let them free range during the spring/summer/fall?! Are the Peafowl going to be a threat to my chickens? They don't seem to be aggressive toward them, or want their food or anything. Most of the folks in the neighborhood have chickens, don't know why they find mine so "Special"? Ha ha ha! It's a male and two female Peafowl if that helps. They've watched them grow from tiny chicks to pullets now, so maybe they feel like honorary Aunts & Uncle. [​IMG]

    Thanks, I appreciate any help/advice you can give.

    Kitty
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful creatures aren't they?
    I have all my flocks of birds free ranging together here at my place and the only trouble i ever had with Pea's and chickens is when a hen with chicks decides she is big enough to keep the peas from just walking by her chicks, every broody i have had that has flogged just one peafowl has been pursued relentlessly by the entire flock of peas and they are out to hurt them,my hens do get away and hide but many times they are separated from their chicks.
    I believe if a hen could not get away they may just kill them but i have not had it happen as they can hide where the peas can not get to them.
    This is a photo of them trying to get a hen,i built this pile so she could hide from them when she needed to, they finely left her alone after 3 days but i have seen them hold a grudge for a week with a hen.
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  3. hockmangirl

    hockmangirl Out Of The Brooder

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    zazouse wrote:

    Beautiful creatures aren't they?
    I have all my flocks of birds free ranging together here at my place and the only trouble i ever had with Pea's and chickens is when a hen with chicks decides she is big enough to keep the peas from just walking by her chicks, every broody i have had that has flogged just one peafowl has been pursued relentlessly by the entire flock of peas and they are out to hurt them,my hens do get away and hide but many times they are separated from their chicks.
    I believe if a hen could not get away they may just kill them but i have not had it happen as they can hide where the peas can not get to them.
    This is a photo of them trying to get a hen,i built this pile so she could hide from them when she needed to, they finely left her alone after 3 days but i have seen them hold a grudge for a week with a hen.

    Yes, they are gorgeous! [​IMG] Seem pretty friendly to. I shouldn't have that problem thankfully, as I don't have a rooster to fertilize eggs. Just my hens. So no protective Mama chickens to have to worry about. [​IMG] I really appreciate the helpful advice/information. Thank you so much! [​IMG]

    Kitty​
     
  4. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, no, no, the chickens are a threat to the peafowl!!!!!
    I do keep my peas near my clucks, but, many are fearful to keep them near chickens.
    There is nothing that the peas, I don't think, have that are threatening to the chickens - but the peas may get blackhead -
    which the chickens may give to the peas.
    The peas may not like any threatening behavior, as they generally don't like an aggressive attitude,
    as least my free rangers dont.......
    I do have some penned up & they may not like any one getting something they want to eat.
    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  5. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a peahen that makes it her daily routine to go in the coop and kick the hens out of the nest-boxes, it gets loud sometimes...I think she has a grudge from when she was a baby, the chickens picked on her and she reminds them of it every day now.
     

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