Peafowl and Winter?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by crazygoatlady915, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Songster

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    Hey guys!

    So I am considering getting some peacocks in the Spring, and just wanted a question about weather cleared up. So I live in Idaho, where it can get pretty cold here for about 8 months out of the year, mid to high 20s most of the day, and it can drop below zero sometimes at night.

    Are peafowl hardy enough to get through this kind of weather? We are working on building them a new enclosure, which we will insulate, of course, but still. Also, are there breeds of peafowl that do better in the cold?

    Thanks so much for any help you all can give!!

    Oh! Also, would you guys mind showing off some pictures of your enclosures? I want to make sure I'm doing this right!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    As long as you stay away from the Greens you should be fine.
     
  3. Lil Zoo

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    I am using 2 old trailer houses. I live in Iowa. I have heard the Blues are the most cold hardy, but let the experts comment on this. I have noted some one from Idaho on here so maybe they will let you know what is needed in your area. I am new to peas also. Good Luck and you are going to do alright cause you are inquiring before you take the plunge. This is the start it is a continuing work in progress will try and update some more photos in next few days. Husband added shades and have decided tarps aren't going to work as they like to get up on them and are making holes. We are going to make rooms for them inside. My baby chicks are in another trailer. They have a living room and kitchen with two big picture windows to look out of.[​IMG]

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  4. Lil Zoo

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    Kevin I posted some baby chicks on Questions about Java's can you give me expert advise if they are Javas or Spaldings?
     
  5. Kevin565

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    Sorry I wish I could be of more benefit but this is my first year raising peafowl as well so honestly have a lot to learn.
     
  6. Lil Zoo

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    Well thank you. Seen all your post and you have Java so thought you were and old timer at it. Thanks for response. I'm sure enjoying them. Noticed husband sitting just watching them also.
     
  7. Kevin565

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    Oh it's no problem at all. I hope one day to be more knowledgeable about them but for now I'm just a noob like everyone else. If you ever need any waterfowl advice I'm your Gal [​IMG]
     
  8. Lil Zoo

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    Give my eye teeth to have Swans but live on flat land it would be so unfair with no pond for them.
     
  9. zazouse

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    I am seriously thinking about getting swans next year, but have to make sure they get along with geese in a free range situation, i have several ponds one is very deep the other two are just big duck ponds wher the deepest part is 5 foot and a foot at the shallow part.
    My geese never swim in the deep pond but are always by the big duck pond and the dry creek i keep a hose tricking in.

    If Swans prefer a deep pond pretty much to them selves then i will be good to go i just don't need a pair of swans that try to pull ranks around here LOL
     
  10. crazygoatlady915

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    Thank you so much for all your help!!
     

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