Peafowl are picky eaters

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by jcatblum, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. jcatblum

    jcatblum Songster

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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!
     
  2. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Songster

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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.
     
  3. jcatblum

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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??
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes i would say chicken eat more than peafowl,
     
  5. ranit

    ranit Songster

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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.
     
  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

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    Yep. They don't eat nearly as much as chickens.
     
  7. SuperPeacockman

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    Quote:I read that they eat less somewhere you are right.
     

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