Peafowl feed question?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by reveriereptile, May 7, 2008.

  1. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    We just got some peahens less than a week ago and have a few questions. The guy we got them from said to keep them in no less than 6 weeks or they will fly away. We have grain and water available at all times and I give them some grass and bread (last owners fed it to them as treats). They are a year old but they don't seem to eat much. The grain bucket was almost still full after a few days. Do they eat a lot or just a little? I want to make sure they are eating enough. I'm use to my other birds being little piggies.
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    you should be feeding game bird feed it is higher in protien we also give ours dog and cat food as a treat and greens plenty if greens peadocks fly if you have trees they will roost in them so i would think about keeping them up [​IMG]
  3. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    Thanks for the response. I'll have to look for some game feed then. They have some roosting places in the building we have them in. Once they can be let out there are plenty of trees around for them to get in.
  4. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Peafowl don't eat much.. unlike chickens and nevermind turkeys..

    Do keep them confined as long as possible! Three months is better. They don't adapt to new home as well as anything else. Very important they have a good clear view of their new surroundings. Locking in a barn with little or no outside view does not work well most of the time. Let only one out at a time in case one wanders off too far, the locked up one can act as a call back.
  5. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    One word of caution - be VERY sparing with the dog food-cat food treats. Yes, they love the stuff but it is very high in fat and will make your birds fat. Which in turn causes fertility problems and fat hens that get eggbound.
  6. Lophura

    Lophura Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    Holden, Missouri

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