new peacock owner need help

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jimmythechicken, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    my daughter is getting 2 peachicks tomorrow india blue.i plan on putting them in with my baby turkeys an raising the together will this work?should i free range or pen it up ?if i pen it up how big an how high?if we get 2 of the same sex do you think it would be hard to find someone to trade a male for hen or hen for cock?any help please will post pics when we get them home.
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You raise Peachicks the same way you raise Poults (baby turkeys) it takes 2 yrs for peafowl to mature so if you free range I would wait til they are yearlings, If you decide to pen them 10x20 run with a 10x10 house this is good for three adults or if you just want to keep a pair you could go as small as 8x10 house with a 8x20 run. A male for a hen is hard unless they need new blood lines, a hen for a male easy because everyone can use a extra hen.

    Visit these websites and look at there pens.

    www.texaspeafowl.com or www.leggspeafowl.com
     
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  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If you can pick them out, look at the outside wing feathers. males have a more of a rust color.
     

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