Peacocks w/chickens

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

  1. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    I would suggest a smaller pen separate and away from this area, as mentioned, chickens and especially waterfowl, shouldnt be kept together. I know, I know...everybody does it, but it is asking for trouble with the upland birds, they cant tolerate what chickens and waterfowl deal with every day....Then again, you maybe one of the lucky ones and never have trouble, I sure havent been that fortunate! Every time I have tried it, it's ended in a very sickening, and EXPENSIVE way....
  2. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    Contact your states Ag department and find out about health problems in fowl in your area.... see what they advise.

    I live in maryland near the mountains. Our soil does not hold blackhead disease. I keep 1 variety of peafowl, pheasants, and chicken in each of my pens..... and during breeding season, there is usually a pair of sebastopol geese in each pen too. Every one gets along.... and no one ever gets sick. Ocasionally a bird (usually the pheasants) gets a sinus issue but I cant remember the last time an adult peacock got sick and died.... once they are over 6 months old they live forever [​IMG] (peachicks are a different story)
  3. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    my 2 cents....
    the peafowl that are on my property..(belonged to the original owner) free range and get fed by me and my neighbor....
    the chickens also freerange..
    the chickens run away when the peacocks come over to the food thing....sometimes....
    occasionally the peacocks will peck at the chickens

    my neighbor who has been around with these guys a lot longer than i have.. we moved in in may... says that the peacocks have killed a few of his chickens my pecking them in the head... they've also killed pigeons that way...

    the peacocks are full size adults.. 2 male 2 female..... i THINK they had chickens around when they were growing up also...
    i don't plan on changing anything with the way my birds freerange, but right now i don't have small chicks of either species.. i'm not sure i trust the peacocks around juvenile birds... and viceversa...

    if you're not ready for the occasional loss, i would seperate them, but if you live on the theory of they're animals i take the best care i can, but things happen.. then meh.. leave them together like i do...

    and that's awsome that the people you got them from are willing to trade them.. i imagine they figure if you bring back a boy they can see that easier than a hen becasue people think they're pretty.. lol..

    BJ_BOBBI_JO Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 10, 2007
    North East Indiana
    Will peacocks and chicken-roosters have issues with eachother?

    Has anyone tried eating peacock eggs?

    About how often will a peahen lay eggs?
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    1) some can
    2)some eat them, but that's a mighty expensive omlet if they are fertile
    3) after 2 years old, 1 egg every other day during their breeding season, they will take breaks between clutches for a week or two
  6. ldomerese

    ldomerese Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2012
    iknow im late in the game here but if you keep them togeather since chicks they will be fine
  7. Boichik86

    Boichik86 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2012
    In regards to the blackhead disease, I run/house my turkeys with my chickens, they were raised together since birth. 1 year into it, my toms developed the dreaded disease! It happened overnight. they had all of the symptoms, blackened faces, swollen sinus, lethargy, and yellow,runny,bloody droppings. I immediately gave them 1/4 cup garlic powder, 1/4 cup italian herbs 1/4 cup cayenne pepper per 15 lbs of food. It worked immediately. Garlic is a natural dewormer, the italian seasoning consists of rosemary, sage, oregano, parsley, basil, and thyme, which have antioxidants, and cayenne/chili contains capsaicin. Ocellated turkeys eat peppers in central america, I have observed my turkeys eating cloves of garlic, I'm sure peafowl might do the same to rid themselves of harmful parasites. I also use above ingredients as a prophylactic, I just reduce the quantity to 1/4 cup each per 50 lbs of feed. I keep tetracycline general antibiotic on hand, but I only use it as a last resort. Antibiotics can cause more harm than good in the long run. Just MHO.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  8. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had a peacock living with my chooks for 17 years.
    He just comes and goes as he pleases- never hurts the chickens.
  9. savery

    savery Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2013
    I had no problem introducing my two peacocks to my chicken flock. I have a peahen and a peacock that are just a little over 2 years old and I recently got them this summer. I have a flock of 12 laying hens and they seemed to fit right into the coop. I have never witnessed a fight or any issues between the peacocks and the hens and they've been in the coop ever since. I think as long as you have a roomy coop and introduce them at night it should be ok :)
  10. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    Okay, so I can keep turkeys and peas together than? And have a different pen for the chickens and ducks.....

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