Peafowl are picky eaters

jcatblum

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Oct 27, 2010
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I have had my peafowl for a month & they don't eat there food! I have given them layer, crumble, game feed. None of it seems to leave the feeder. They eat cat food, corn, watermellon & cooked eggs. I have tried mixing feed in with eggs & other things but they won't touch it. They are acting fine, but I think they should be eating more. When I give them mellon & such sometimes they don't even look @ it for a few hours, so they are not starving. Overall I think they are thriving. The peahen has even laid 3 eggs this week-- since it is finally less than 110 now!
 

6littlechickies

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May 12, 2009
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Peafowl are not voracious eaters. If they are in all appearances looking good then cut back on the treats. They will pick up on the gamebird 20% feed when it is the only choice.
 

jcatblum

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9 Years
Oct 27, 2010
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I only give the treats a few times a week, I do feel they should be eating more. Think my chickens defiantly eat more. The peafowl might eat about the same as my guineas I guess??
 

ranit

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Apr 14, 2010
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Yes, peafowl really don't eat much for a large bird. My guineas are pigs. If penned they eat lots more than the peafowl do.
 

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