Pecking!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AndysPeafowlSanctuary, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I've never had a problem with peafowl pecking untill now. I have 2 silver pied hens, 1 dark pied hen and 1 pied peacock in a pen. I just got them last summer as chicks and I haven't had any problems and now pecking seems to be a problem. My pied peacock is pecking the 3 hens alot. They are missing quite a few feathers on their back and it seems the male keeps pecking the feathers as they grow back. Should I move the peacock into another pen for a while or do you think he will stop pecking the hens. It makes me quite angry [​IMG]
     
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I would definitely move him & give the girls a chance to grow their feathers back. I wonder what triggers that?
     
  3. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they getting a gamebird feed? Sometimes not enough protein in a bird's diet will cause feather picking as the feathers are mostly protein.
     
  4. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    yea i have them on a mix of game bird feed, medicated turkey starter crack corn and dried cat food. I starting to think some peafowl are just plain evil .
     
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Ya, your pure white one is just the very devil himself; you need to send him to me so I can straighten him out! [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  7. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol i'll send you some babies
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    How big is the pen?
     

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