Peacock Lovers

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by gamelife, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm interested in obtaining some peacocks and would like any info you guys can give. I've never had
    peafowl and want to get some in the near future. Are they naturally wild or can they be pretty tame?
    How much space do they need and if they free range, will they stay close by? You all have some extraordinary birds. Quite beautiful. Do they get along with other poultry(if free ranged)?
    What's the average price for say fertile eggs or chicks?
     
  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll answer a few questions...

    They can get along with other birds free-ranging. A lot of members can tell you first hand that they free-range their peafowl with chickens and other birds with no problem. Some can be wild acting. A lot of times a new bird will be a bit spooky, but with a little time it will get pretty calm around you and others. Just sitting in the pen and hand feeding them a lot can help tame them down. Also raising them up from peachicks helps too.

    Here is my first hand raised peachick. His name is Peep. He lets me pet him.
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    Even if you get your peafowl as adults you can still tame them down really easily.
    The blackshoulder peahen in this picture named Ice I bought as an adult peahen from the zoo.
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    My India blue peacock Alto I bought as a yearling.
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    For penning them they need at least a 6ft. tall pen so they can display and roost fairly high. The higher the pen the better. Peafowl are really great. Something I found helpful when I got into peafowl is this peafowl breeder listing:
    http://www.peafowl.org/breeders.htm

    There are 225 varieties of peafowl and here is website showing a few with photos and info on the variety:
    http://database.amyspeacockparadise.com/
     

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