Peafowl and Grass.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by coloradopeafowl, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey just wondering if i planted grass in one of my peacock cages would it survive the cage im wanting to test it in is 30' by 24' and 14 feet high
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  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    All my pens have grass growing in them now. Depend on your area. my breeder pens are 12 X 36 with 5 to 7 birds each...heck looks like i need to mow the weeds down..[​IMG]
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Grass? What's that? (desert & way too many gophers here!)
     
  4. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deerman- All my pens have grass growing in them now. Depend on your area. my breeder pens are 12 X 36 with 5 to 7 birds each...heck looks like i need to mow the weeds down..

    thanks thats very helpful i was wondering because the weeds were going crazy in the new cages and as soon as i moved the birds into them it seemed like it was dirt within the next week. [​IMG]
     
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  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    We have had lots of rain,and lots of warm days. So great year for grass here. Some years they keep the mostly bare. Now i house them all in a large flight pen after breeding season, they will get the ground bare in there before long.

    If planting grass it would need a good start,before putting birds in.





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  6. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i understand now, beautiful bird in the pic is that a Peach WE, and by the way do you still have hens laying? Seems like mine stopped a little early this year, about two weeks ago.[​IMG]
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes Peach W.E. , yes still getting eggs, about 1/3 of my hens are laying .Other have stopped, 2 peacocks have drop their trains.
     
  8. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't get near as many eggs this year as i did last year. Only seven eggs out of my spalding pen and i have three hens in there [​IMG]
    He's beautiful! I really want to get in to peach and bronze. [​IMG]
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I don't raise the greens. The main colors i do raise are peach,bronze,and charcoal. The pattern i like best is the silver pied.


    Peach I have in all the patterns. (W.E., Pied, BS, Silver Pied, Barred wing, also spalding)

    Charcoal try to get high % spalding ,to improve the problems with them. Also getting them in silver pied

    Bronze adding more pattern in them.
     
  10. coloradopeafowl

    coloradopeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you ever sell eggs, chick, yearlings in peach and bronze colors
     

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