peafowl?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by little blue, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    i have a peacock and a peahen they both dont go outside much they just stay inside on the roost are they supposed to do that or do they go outside alot [​IMG]
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    They will be fine, its just all new to them now.
     
  3. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    they also have not ate anything or drank anything since we brought them home monday the 12th of july is that ok i keep putting food up on the roost and it is still there what kind of food should they eat any ideas. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My half grown pea fowl were shy when I first got them. I noticed they were down eating and drinking when I locked up the barn just before dusk. Other than that I would not see them near feeder or waterer..
    Mine were free range at prior owners farm but also ate with the chickens so they knew what the feed was.
    Are you feeding them what previous owner fed them?
    Keep in mind they will be afraid to go outside until they feel secure with their surroundings.
    I found mine also love fresh grass clippings and dog food! good luck!
     
  5. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    i dont know what they were getting feed before but today when i went out the hen was on the ground eating bur the peacock was up on the roost so they may get down and eat while we are not there [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    they seem to be doing good today they have chick feed scratch black oil sun flower seeds,an they really seem to like lettuce.the hen is doing better then the cock but she was a hands on bird the male was in a kennal with like 15 other birds how do they grow there tails when they are that cramped?
     
  7. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    today the cock was outside and the hen was inside on the roost they been outside lately
     

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