My yearling boys are finally hand feeding!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by sacarvounis, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. sacarvounis

    sacarvounis In the Brooder

    Nov 22, 2010
    We got these 2 IB boys last autumn at about 4 mos old. They were given to us and we were not really prepared so it was a chaotic few months getting a proper pen and shed built for them. For a long time, they were only comfortable with me in or around the pen. When the school year started up again, I started spending time in the pen getting them to eat treats closer and closer to my feet and then from a hand held dish and finally from my fingers. Now, they rush up cooing in anticipation. It's been so much fun for the whole family!

  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    BFE, CA
    That's so awesome, Congrats on all your efforts finally paying off!!! [​IMG]
    I am SO hoping that once I get my 4 Peafowl separated from all of my skitzo-manic Guinea Fowl that they will settle down and come take their "yum yums" (their treat word) from my hand eventually too. (Crossing my fingers to be able to finish my bullet proof Peafowl ONLY coop/pen in the next couple weeks, weather permitting) [​IMG]
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I sure wish mine would eat from my hands...the male comes close but the female...forget it! I can't wait to get some peachicks from mine next year (hopefully [​IMG]) to start them off young eating from my hands.

    Congratulations!! I'm jealous!!
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    I love hand feeding the peafowl! The fun part is when they are displaying and you hold out some bread and they walk up to you displaying and take the bread from you. It is so beautiful to be that close to them when they are all fanned out!

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