new to peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MrsRobinson1, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. MrsRobinson1

    MrsRobinson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all!

    I am going to be the proud new owner of a pair of peafowl here in the next week. I am planning to keep them in an enclosure however, I would like to allow them to roam on the property. Any suggestions for keeping them close to the house and not straying away?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations [​IMG]
    How much property do you have for them and do you have visible neighbors? Are you home most of the time?
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  3. MrsRobinson1

    MrsRobinson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    we have about half an acre. the neighbors are next door on both sides. plan is to move them into a large enclosure this summer. will also have 6ft fence all the way around.
     
  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and [​IMG] !!!

    You definitely won't be able to keep them from roaming off of your half acre...they are very curious and love to explore. 6 ft fences will not slow them down at all!
    Are your neighbors friendly?
    Are you near any busy roads?
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    When I was planning on getting peafowl I went to the next door neighbor and asked them if they were fine with the noise peafowl make. I explained to them that they only call during the breeding season (spring-summer). The more peacocks the more noise. Now I think some people's peas will sometimes call at night. I don't know my peafowl's calling schedule because I keep them at my Grandma's. The reason I keep them at my Grandmas is because our house is about 2 acres and surrounded by houses. The more people, the larger the chance that someone would complain and there are always people that have only heard negative things about peafowl like the poop, the noise, etc.

    There are some people who do have peafowl with neighbors very close. You just have to have understanding neighbors. I have seen tons of free range peafowl stay in half an acre and not leave because they knew if they left the fenced in backyard a coyote or other predator would eat them due to the yard being right by the woods.
     
  6. MrsRobinson1

    MrsRobinson1 Out Of The Brooder

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    they will be in a complexly enclosed pen. the rest of the yard will have fences. Our neighbors have a rooster and behind them and down the road a bit are some cows... and the next door neighbors play music at 8 am so I'm not really worried about the noise
     
  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm with Minxfox, it would be a good idea to talk to your neighbors (if you haven't already).
    Music at 8am is definitely not the same as piercing screams at 3 am!! [​IMG]
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    A peacock can put a rooster to shame with their 2 AM calling and there ain't no turning them down like you can a radio.
    The only fence that will keep them in is one with a top on it.
    Build them a nice large Avery, if they get on your neighbors vehicles it ain't gonna be pretty take it from me 1 time on a vehicles and it will be scratched up and that can be an expensive fix on your wallet .
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  9. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    *By the way, MrsRobinson, my comments are definitely not meant to discourage you! Only to prepare you for life with your new wonderful peas! [​IMG]
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Same here we are here to help and if it means telling ya the downside of things like some of us mighta learned the hard way, just trying to save ya some grief later on down the road. [​IMG]
     

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