Okay what should i know?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Celtic Hill, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    So my grandfather has a peacock and he just lives in the coop a and gets his food and fresh water. Is there anything else i should do to have a healthier happier bird? He lost his friends a year ago, what would be a good friend to get him until i can get him some girls of his own? What about medical stuff, Wormer, ect? What kind of food do you give your peacocks? I think he's just on scratch right now. My grandfather is an old time farmer and he basically said i could have the peacock.
     
  2. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Start by reading the sticky at the top of the peafowl section. Tons of info [​IMG]
     
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    I found that after posting, lol, go figure. What form does the wormer come in?
     
  4. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    I use liquid, safeguard and ivomec.
    Read through a few of the recent post and you will find out exaclty how to administer them.
    Safeguard for goats is 3cc per gal. of water.
    Ivomec depends on age of bird, but between 1/2 - 1 cc on the back.

    I am fairly new to peafowl myself, but there are tons of knowledgable people here......Deerman has helped me a ton!! And is a great guy to talk to!!
     
  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    my grandfather's coop is not heated, and never has been, and he's had peas as long as ive been alive, Should i heat it or leave it as it is?
     
  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    what kind is it as long as it is not java i would not worry about it my male wont go inside perfers to roost outside even when it is raining.
     
  7. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Quote:It's an indian blue
     
  8. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    My Pea's stay out in the rain too. The guy I pick up a trio from said that they refused to go inside in the winter!! Said they played and hung out 90% of the time outside. That was in central michigan, so i have no worries for them here.
     

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