Peafowl Weights - Preliminary

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Weights are based on what I believe to be healthy stock raised in brooders or kept in aviaries


    Gonna start with 4 month old chicks because I weighed several yesterday and will modify this as I go through my notes. If anyone has data that shows these number to be off, please do let me know. [​IMG]


    Age in Weeks Weiight in Kilograms Weight in pounds
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    16 2.2 to 2.6 4.4 to 5.7
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    24 2.5 to 3 5.5 to 6.6
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    -Kathy
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    So I made an interesting discovery last night... several weeks ago I found three chicken chicks that couldn't keep up with their momma and the other chicks, so I brought them inside and have been raising them in a brooder. Last night one of the outside chicks couldn't get up in the tree with the momma and other chicks, so I brought it inside for the night. I haven't weighed them yet, but the size difference and feather growth difference between the two sets is amazing. Will post pictures later.

    -Kathy
     
  3. You find differences in peafowl as well. It is common for me to have some chicks be way behind the growth curve but catch up by 8-12 months. If you use an average of say 10 chicks in your chart you should have some pretty good base data.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I agree...

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Had a bit of a wind storm blow through here last night and had a horrible feeling a few of the aviaries might not hold up, so I had to relocate 14 mature peas last night. In doing so, I noticed that some of the boys are *huge*. Will try to get weights on all of them when I put them back in the aviaries. Pretty sure all the girls are in the 3-4 kg range, but two of the boys felt like they were close to 7 kg!

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Well, I was wrong, lol... weighed the biggest and he's only 6 kg (13.23 pounds), not 7 kg like I thought.

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  7. KsKingBee

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    When they don't like being held they can feel like a chunk. Mine usually lighten their load once I get my arms around them.
     
  8. Garden Peas

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    But you look so fit and trim in your avatar. [​IMG]
     

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