My Peacock Experiment

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  1. AMontey

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    I call this "Peachicks in Repose" They are out while their box gets cleaned. They love dried mealworms and are learning to eat out of our hands. Today they tried lettuce for the first time. Can't get them to eat fruit yet, but I think it's because I can't get it looking stringy like the meal worms.

    They're coming along nicely, about 3.5 weeks old. Amazing how big they've gotten. Excited to see their little crown tufts coming in...!
     

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  2. casportpony

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  3. AMontey

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    I edited it to include another view of the chicks... thanks!!
     
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  5. AMontey

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    My hens are laying for the first time and I have a total of three eggs now... there's nice clean shavings in the main coop (where we moved the first egg as above) and they both have chosen to lay the next two out in the dirt in the middle of the barn. We've moved and gathered the eggs to a safer corner of the barn where it looks like they had dug out an area... anything else I should be doing or looking for...? This is my first year with peafowl... thanks
     
  6. BIggoMamma

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    I am learning right along with you I have 3. IDK what they are but they are really cute.
     
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  7. AMontey

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    We'll learn together as we go along...! We are hand feeding treats to the little peeps so they will be tamer and encouraged to stay at home once they get to go outside...
     
  8. KsKingBee

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    If you want to train your chicks to eat from your hand make a mixture of crumbles and hard boiled eggs, they love it. Put a HB egg in a food chopper with about one cup of crumbles and chop for a few seconds. It will work best if they are a little hungry but once they get used to it they will be jumping with excitement IMG_1181.JPG when they see you coming.
     
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