my pen ideas with pic need improvement ideas on budget

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by mom2to, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. mom2to

    mom2to Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I will be receiving my peachicks next week [​IMG] and was working of their own pen. I was thinking of using my existing privacy fence about 6ft high. I was going to attach the cattle panel to top 2x4 brace of the privacy fence and then round the panel over for a hoop. The coop would be about 7 ft height x 9 or 10 ft wide x 35 ft long with a house on the end. I was going to put the wire in the 2nd picture around the bottom. I was going to buy some 2x4x12ft for the base and wire the panels together.

    Questions:

    Would I need to put the small wire in 2nd picture on top and all over to prevent animals from getting in....raccoons and such?

    Is it tall/wide enough?

    Should I brace the top?

    Would this hold 4 peafowl?

    please suggest ideas and comments. I have not started on pen yet and was trying out different ideas. I do not want them to free range and have had problems with the neighbors' dogs in the past so they will stay in their home fulltime.


    pic of cattel panel
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    pic of 2x1 & 1x1 centimeter wire
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  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well each peacock needs 100 sqft but I go 50 sqft with peahens. So your pen should be big enough if you have 3 peahens and 1 peacock. As for the cattle panel you will need to cover that whole thing. When I would chase the wild peacocks that live in my town they would always run through cattle panels. They are older now so I don't know if they can still get through but it is better to be safe then sorry. But other then that I think it will tunr out really well, the hoop will look real cool!
     
  3. mom2to

    mom2to Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting 4 black shoulder peachicks about 1 to 2 months old and need to house them till around a year. I assume that around a year they will need to be split in to thier own pens for breeding. I was unsure how soon the boys would want to be in thier own home. Do they need housed seperate sooner? I am hoping for 2 pair but happy with anything.
     
  4. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No if they are all Black shoulder, then they will breed true, so no need to seperate them unless you want too, and depending on how many males you will end up with!
     
  5. DAS

    DAS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Should be enough room. But just so you know, peafowl will not breed until they are two years old. [​IMG]
     
  6. mom2to

    mom2to Out Of The Brooder

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    I was more worried they would fight if I had to boys in the pen. I might have misunderstood but they go through puberty about one year??? Would they be fine to leave altogether then?
     
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  7. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they should be, if you are raising them from chicks!
     
  8. okiedrifter

    okiedrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How close are your neighbors? did you clear getting peacocks with them? altho beautiful peacocks are well loud birds....the first time I got a grown pair and heard a scream in the middle of the night well boy howdy it brought me stright up in bed.....your neighborbors might not be so happy about it...
     
  9. mom2to

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    If I had good neighbors I would ask. But, the neighbor that owns about 10 acres behind me, threatened to take 25 ft of my property because he was ignorant of the property lines. The neighbor beside me stated I mowed his yard and wanted me to stop, he didn't know the property lines either. I paid for a new survey to restake my corners and placed several stakes between corners so they would be sure to know where my property ends and theirs begins. My neighbor behind me also stated he wanted my fence removed that is 2 to 8 ft inside my property line. I only like one of my neighbors and they have dogs that bark day and night. I live in the county so, being I have no restrictions on my property and have had peacocks in the past, I don't feel I need to inform them. I have had horses, peacocks, chickens, ducks, cats..........in the past. I don't tell them what they can do and they try to tell me but I don't care. I pay my taxes and they pay their taxes. I will not tell anyone what they can or cannot do on their property. I would change several things about them if I could but it is not my place to judge them or them me. lol just for everyones knowledge I like John and Betty, they are good neighbors. I don't trust the others.

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  10. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering about the neighbors too. I think it was because you said
    Privacy fence, to me that sounded like there were neighbors within 20-30 ft
     

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