My replacements Update post 7

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Farmerboy16, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    After I had lost my peachicks to Coryza that was hatched under a hen in August- https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=535558 I had like the peachicks a lot, that I looked on Craigslist for any peafowl to replace what I had lost. Found an ad by a breeder, so I called them, and asked if they had any peachicks for sale. They did have some, 4 white of different ages, 1 silver pied, 2 blue indies. I drove an hour to get to the farm, got lost a few times and ended at a dirt trail, and got stuck. I had GPS, I could not believe that the GPS took me to that trail. [​IMG] [​IMG] I was driving a van, so I had to call the breeder, and they told me that they will come and find me. While I was waiting, I tried backing up to see if I could get unstuck, it worked! [​IMG] BTW I had a very bad signal on my phone, and it kept breaking up on me, while I was talking to the breeder. [​IMG] I called the breeder, and told them that I got unstuck, and out of the woods and trail, and back to civilize dirt road. [​IMG] Gave my location, and the breeders found me, and I followed them to their farm. Soo glad was I so made it! The couple was one of the nicest people that I have ever met. Their breeding pens is cleaner then most people's homes, they kept records of everything, the birds looks very well fed and healthy, although most were molting. They answered a lot of my questions, and showed me how to care for them and how often to clean the pens, everything. So, I brought all the chicks that they had, 7 total. 2 blue indies were 3 weeks old, and the others were feathered out, and were different ages, some were like 3 months to 4 months old. I did not go straight home, instead I went to my neighbor's and set them up there, I had permission. [​IMG] I could not take them home for I still was culling my flock.
    These pictures were taken about 2 or 3 weeks after I brought them-
    They were outgrowing the cage that I brought them home in, so I built them this quarantine pen.
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    These pictures were taken yesterday-
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    My blue Indies-
    They were hatched on August 6.
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    I think that the chick on the left is a female, and the one on the right is a male.
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    I am thinking that the pied is a female-
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    The breeders told me that none of the peas are related, so I will not be breeding siblings. [​IMG]
    The peas are on turkey grower feed, and I am wondering when I will have to switch to a different feed, and what kind of feed? Thanks,
     
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  2. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my pea chicks medicated chick starter or medicated turkey grower both crumbles. I add mixed (no salt) veggies to the dinner plate in the winter so they still get greens. I add the pellets to the plate after about 7-8 months but they don't eat the pellets right away and that is how I ween them off. Be sure to worm them with safe guard for goats at 3 cc (ml) to a gallon of water for 3 days repeat after 10 days.

    Congrats they are BEAUTIFUL!
     
  3. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice replacments! white are my fav
     
  4. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are wonderful. I am so glad you got them all. Enjoy. [​IMG] Oh and thanks for your story, sounds like something that would happen to me.
     
  5. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like the Run.... I wanna build it, can you pm your (floor) plans of it?
     
  6. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    Quote:I do not have a floor plan, I kinda plan as I build. [​IMG] But, I will pm you tho. [​IMG]
     
  7. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    I had finished the part of the coop that is for the peafowl. I moved them in the coop, and they love the big rooming 20x20 pen, but the coop is 20x60, and they like to run around in the main coop. [​IMG]
    My sister-in-law took the pictures.

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    My coop-

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    The few weeks old bull calves in the peafowl pen- That is their ''play room''. [​IMG]
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  8. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wish I had a coop like that !!!!
    Great job on rebuilding the farm & pea flock!
     
  9. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a really great coop I love it![​IMG]
     
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Pretty birds!

    I love your're open coop! I would really like to have an open coop like that, but I worry about how they would stay warm during the winter.
    But I do see that you have that thick plastic type stuff around the entire building.
     

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