Peafowl and Pheasant care in the cold

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by henbit, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. henbit

    henbit New Egg

    Jan 26, 2009

    I will be hatching pheasant and peafowl eggs this year and I'm curious if these birds need extra care in the winter. I live in upstate NY where it can get very cold. My chickens handle in quite well with no supplemental heat. Thank you.
  2. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have raised peafowl for the past five years in a snow belt in NW PA.
    They handle the cold well if they can get out of the wind. They do not take the ammonia odor of a chicken coop well. If you don't teach them to come in and clip their feathers you are apt to find them on your roof or high up in a tree. Mine receive no supplemental heat once they feather out, however I have found that they are like turkey poults or guineas when they start out and need extra care. Good luck with your new peafowl!
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    Holden, Missouri
    Quote:It depends on the species you are planning to keep. Green Peafowl will require extra protection from the cold as will peacock-pheasants and some species of Lophura.

  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Mine do fine in Ohio winters, with just a barn, no heat. Like Dan said the greens will need heat.

    All mine are The India Blues(in lots of colors)

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