Peacocks w/chickens

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by horsechick, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have 2 peachicks and they are getting bigger and now I know I have 2 males. Where we got them they said I could bring one back if that happened and give me a female, so thats great.

    My question is can I move these into a large run with some of my chickens in the barn so they have more room and are more protected from weather?

    If I move should it be at night as well? Watch chickens and make sure they dont pick on the peacocks?
    The peachicks are not really small anymore, pretty good sized, They have got to be 4 months - 6months old. Their necks are getting blue and green sheen on them.
    Can I move them into the large pen with flock of chickens?

    Thanks for any suggestions,.
    Angela
     
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
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    My peacock was with my chickens, but since it was a baby. Not sure about if they are older, but I would think you could.
     
  3. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one that i got on july 14th. its biger than the chickens, and starting to get the green/blue sheen on them.
    mine has been with the chickens, free ranges with them,comes back in with them at night, and runs to the rooster when he calls for food.
    she acts like a chicken and she acts like my older peacock isint even there.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I dont mix mine with chicken,because of disease. Other than that they get along fine with chickens. Make sure you keep all wormed chicken and peafowl. That will cut down on disease.

    Some chicken can carry blackhead without harm to them ,but deadly to peafowl and turkey. Not all but some do, reason you hear where some people dont have trouble running them together. Other start losing peafowl.
     
  5. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were hatched by a chicken. She did a great job raising them. Now that they are huge.... twice the size of the chickens, they look to the tobacco barn to roost in. I was fortunate that no disease was passed to them. I am very picky about my hen house though, and I keep it clean. But as far as behavior with the flock... they are doing great, they are of course lower on the pecking poll but they know their place.
     
  6. Benelli

    Benelli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to put my peafowl next to the chicken coup for about a week in a tractor coop and let them get used to each other. When I finally let the peacock and two peahens out, they all got along without any issues.
     
  7. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one peacock is with my chickens he probably thinks he is a chicken as I do not have anymore peachicks. He roosts with the Gunieas and my showgirl chickens. Once in a while the hens will pick on him but only at the feed bowl...
     
  8. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keeping them with chickens is risky. I have only had problems when introducing adult peafowl to chickens, when they have never been housed alongside chickens.
     
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  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I would definatly advise against it. Those that do are just very lucky. These guys arent as tuff as chickens, any upland style bird, peafowl, pheasant, turkeys, quail, grouse.... should all be kept away from chickens and waterfowl if at all possible, for the reasonsa Deerman mentioned. It may take years, or just days, but eventually you will have a good chance of loosing them over it from disease.
    You'd be better off free ranging them over penning them together. They can take the weather better than folks give them credit for!
     
  10. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    Can I ask a question?
    I have my peafowl in the 40X150 ft. fenced "free ranging" area. The peas are 8 months, as are the chickens and the ducks, that are housed inside the fence. We just finished this setup on Saturday. Is there something we need to change in this situation?
     

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