New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zoe2017, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Zoe2017

    Zoe2017 New Egg

    Mar 29, 2017
    Hi..I am a new member and a pea fowl enthusiast looking to raise a discrete set in my back yard here in Elgin Texas as a pesticide free and pretty way of dealing with insects and vermin. I have noticed that all of my favorite zoos have free roaming pea fowl for this purpose and am interested in purchasing unrelated sexed male and female chicks to be raised as free range back yard pets.I know as adults they will need an enclosed space to escape weather and roost but will I need to have their wings pinioned in order to prevent escape from 6 foot fencing? The yard is approximately .4 acres
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! How exciting for you to be planning your new pea adventures :clap
    I'm not a pea keeper either but I'm sure if you pop by the link redsoxs left for you the keepers there will be able to help you.

    Good luck on your new venture and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    The peafowl forum is the perfect place to ask questions about them.

    But I can tell you that a 6' fence will not keep one inside their area. I used to have a neighbor with a peacock that would routinely fly up into our Live Oak trees, he would perch about 15'-20' off the ground. He also liked to sit on top of the neighbor's house and screech.

    Thanks for joining us.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Our zoo always has free ranging peafowl and guineas galore. I would think you need a very large fenced enclosure with top. Peacocks especially seem to love exploring and some end up on another person's farm.

    The folks on the peafowl thread are very generous with their time and advice - really good people.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Zoe2017 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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