Our first peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by TinkleTurkey, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my first ever peafowl, starting out with just two chicks this year because our facilities are still under construction

    They seem to be very tame - in fact, these are the most desperate birds I've ever seen. They are completely distraught when they can't get up on someone's shoulder.
    I know they won't stay this tame... what are your experiences with hand raising peafowl and how did they turn out as adults?

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  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    From my experience with peafowl double the size of your pens now as you are building them it will save time adding on later [​IMG] And from looking at the pics probably triple them at least.

    Ours will eat out of your hand that's about as far as we have gone taming them. I would think they could become very tame if you keep working with them.

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  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have 2 males and 3 females that are very tame. The 2 males I can go and pick them up and carry them around. All 5 of them will stick their necks out and wait for me to scratch their chins. I think it is nice to have at least a few peafowl that are very tame. Hubby didn't lock the door behind him once to the pen and a bunch of the not so tame ones got out. I took out my tame ones and the rest followed them back to the pen.
     
  4. leepsy

    leepsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! They are adorable, precious, cute........oh well, you get the picture. [​IMG] What kind are they?
     
  5. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys. i'll be happy as long as they are managable and dont run away from me. I'm just astounded at how needy these little peas are!

    I think they're black shoulder not sure, still learning about peafowl...
     
  6. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, and if you have them really spoiled they will make this low pitched "weep" noise when they can't be right next to you and that gets really annoying after a while, I raised one a couple years ago and she is very tame now but she HAD to be right there, you're right. At least you have yours a friend. Baby chickens are so much easier to raise. Njoy them!
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Not blackshoulders, or they would be yellow with cream color flight feathers.

    pic of peach blackshoulder...

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