new to peacocks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by azwildhorse67, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. azwildhorse67

    azwildhorse67 New Egg

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    Hello, we are buying a house and part of the deal includes 6 peacocks. 2 are hens, 1 male and 3 babies. (Also golden pheasants and chickens) we already have chickens, ducks and guineas. We are knowledgeable bird owners, but we've never had peacocks or pheasants. Just wondering what kind of special care might be needed.
    They all have their own coops, nests, roosts and all. Everything is already pretty well set up. Just need to know what to feed. All that was there was scratch. All of our birds we have had are layers so they all get lay feed and scratch plus what ever fruits, veggies and breads we give them from the house.
    Any good books i can get or sites to look at?
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    This is about the best site you will find, info.-wise. Start with these
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/389059/peafowl-sticky-topics-index

    They are not vastly different from chickens and guineas, but they will need more than just scratch for a complete diet. And of course [​IMG]!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a good book to read if you can find it for peafowl. Peafowl will need more protein than 16%. Get 22% protein and you will be fine for the adults. Chicks you can have them on 28% protein. Have oyster shells to give them some Calcium so the hen won't get egg bound and so the male can grow strong feathers that won't break as easily. You could feed them some garlic or pumpkin seeds every now and then. Pumpkin seeds and Garlic are natural wormers. Citric acids like Lemon and Orange juice make easy work to get rid of live, fleas, ticks, and mites.
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  4. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get the book "lets get started raising peafowl " from Stephanie. @ Stephanie Tindell,,, 1403 Carpenters School Rd. .... Maryville, TN 37803,,, phone ....... 865 379 8687 email [email protected],att.net ,,,, connerhills
     
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  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I just posted that one.
     
  6. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    @connerhills - Thanks for posting information about how to get the book! It doesn't seem that easy to find.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    There are several things you might want to have in your poultry first aid kit. These are my must haves:

    • Corid for treating coccidiosis.
    • Safeguard or Valbazen for worming.
    • Poultry dust for lice and mites.
    • Metronidazole for blackhead and necrotic enteritis.
    • Baytril for bacterial infections.
    • Tube feeding tube and syringe.

    Many others here also keep Tylan on hand for certain types of respiratory infections.

    Now might be a good time to find a vet that would be willing to see your poultry. With any luck you'll never need to use anything except for the wormer, which you should use periodically on all of you birds. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
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  8. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you did... but you didn't say where to find it. You gave a nice review of the book. George added the information about where to get it, because that was left out. The right hand and the left hand work together.
     

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