peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by nate1the1great1, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering if a 9 month old peacock or peahen is still a peep becuase we were gunna get a male and female and also how much should we spend on them thx , nathan
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Hi Nathan! First off, I would consider a 9 month old more of a adolescent than a chick. By 9 months you can generally tell what gender they are, although whites may still be hard at that age. Because they can be sexed you can expect to pay a little more than you would if you bought straight run and took your chances. Another factor would be the variety you purchased some like India blues are very common and therefore less expensive, others like peach are much less common and will cost a lot more. Lastly, your location and who you buy from will affect the price. Some people on here say they sell straight run India Blue chicks for $50 each, I consider them lucky, because we can barely get $25 for those in my area. Buying from a well known breeder you get a better shot at a healthy chick with good record keeping behind it. Buy from a hatchery and it is a lot more iffy what you will get. You can buy from someone who has just a couple Peas as pets and sometimes they know what they have, but sometimes they don't I have been surprised more than once, to find a bird was carrying some genes I wasn't aware of. So anyway, there are many different factors that will affect price. If you can give us the area you live in and the variety of peafowl you want, someone on here may be close enough to you to give you a ballpark idea of the price you can expect to pay.[​IMG]
     
  3. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well he has blue peafowl and i was gettin male and female for breeding
     
  4. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and he only has 9 month old so then i wouldnt take chances on them dying on me and i live in colorado and i have a giaat barn and a 8 acre hay field so were ready for animals
     
  5. hariss

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    Dear guys
    I have peacock 9 months old. His left leg twisted towards backwards and right is normal. Vet doc told that it's mareks. Gives aminox injection. Would dat would be enough. Is there any chance of recovery. Plz share ur experience and guidance.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    It sounds more like and advanced case of slipped tendon to me. They start off limping, then the leg starts to rotate until it's backwards. They usually die because they can't get to food and water or they develop sores and a nasty infection sets in.

    http://www.peacockemporium.net/Slipped_Tendon_In_Peafowl.html

    -Kathy
     
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  7. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    For a pair of India Blue barred wings at 9 months old, I would expect to pay between $80 and $100 in my area. Since you are looking to breed them make sure he isn't selling you a brother & sister, siblings are not recommended for breeding.
     
  8. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on where you live as to the amount it would cost to buy birds. Yesterday a trio of India Blues that would be 2 years old this season sold for $50 each at the bird auction. A breeding male runs about $70-100 each but the hens can bring in between $130-300 depending on the demand here in Connecticut. But when buying at an auction you do not know anything about the birds or who and where they came from. Buying from a breeder you will know exactly what the bird is and what it is split to and it will cost you a little more from them.
     
  9. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unfortunately he does have a slipped tendon and eventually will not be able to walk. There really is no cure when they are at that age. Granted a friend of mine has a hen who has it but hers is not that bad yet. Her bird's leg looks like a kick stand on a bike so she can still get around but when the bird's leg goes to far back she will no longer be able to walk. As the bird grows the damage to the joint gets worse and the bird will have to be put down. I put that gripping shelf liner in my brooder then place some pine shavings to help rid the chicks from slipping which usually causes this in older chicks. Some chicks are born splayed leg but taping and/or placing the tenton back in the joint with your finger tips helps and so does creating a nonslip substrate to walk on. Adding vitamins into the drinking water helps to cure it in young chicks too.
     
  10. hariss

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    Some one told me that it's may rackits . So I also gives calcium tablet dissolve in water.
    He often stand on feet for few min then walk and sit.
    Can anyone help how to cure it if it's marek disease
     
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