Need Info On Peafowl!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by cherndon712, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Wanting to get hatching eggs...Just wondering about a few things. What type of housing do they need? How much space per bird? Would 2 males get along if there is no hen? Just general info! Anything would be helpful! Thanks!!!
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    We have a trio of peafowl. We let them free range, they are kinda dangerous when in a pen it seems. We feed them chicken feed. They roost on the old duck pen, they will also sleep in trees, the barn rafters, and rarely in the chicken shed. They love to wander. During spring the males are very noisey, they call for hens forever it seems. Some can be very flighty, but ours are fairly calm. When you grab them when they dont expect it, they will drop all the feathers that you are touching. When the hens lay, they lay about 4 eggs or so, and set. They normally arent sexually mature until they are 3. It takes about 4 years to get a big pretty tail on the males. The chicks need a turkey starter and should be fed a higher protein for their entire lives, some people dont, some do.
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    Adult peafowl require a high protein diet 20% and up. Chicks and juvenile birds should have about 30%. They love treats like dog food, grapes, bread, peanuts, and sweet corn.

    They need a large house. Alot of people use 80 square ft. of floor space per bird or more if possible, and a roof about 7 ft. high

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