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Peacock as Guard Animal

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Welshies, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking into a peacock as a guard animal.... How would that work? I have a small flock of chickens and a few rabbits, the main predator is a fox (a very specific individual which I have identified and shot)
     
  2. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how well a peacock would protect a flock of chickens I doubt they would even attempt attacking the predator
     
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would never mix peafowl and chickens. Chickens carry alot of diseases that won't hurt them but will kill peafowl.
     
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  4. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the best guard :
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  5. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    interesting. wouldn't a fox eat a peacock? or stray dogs, etc.?
     
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  6. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but no. The fox can't get into the coop it got my chickens who were outside. there is no way for it to get into the coop but whatever
     
  7. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I've heard predators get freaked out by the male peacock's tail "fan"
     
  8. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    What you need is the Great Pyrenees.

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  9. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    The humane society has dogs come through all the time, mow a couple of lawns for the adoption fee. Another good place to look is at rescue pages on FB. I adopted a great dog years ago, a finished champion Norwegian Elkhound who had won everything he could and they had no need of him anymore. He was a really nice dog and did not cost me anything other than a trip to go get him.
     

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