Please help Peacock in with Chickens will it work?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by luvzmybabz, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My aunt is the president of an HOA the community has a couple of peacocks and one is very very tame will follow for any treat, well they have a substitute mail carrier and the tame bird jumped onto her mailbag and she freaked out and animal control came out and picked up the bird. She called asking if I wanted it and I would love to have it however the only place I could put it right now would be in the chicken coop would this work at all? I have a Turkey in there right now but he will be going this weekend to the refrigerator just wanted to know if I can put the peacock in the chicken coop can he eat the layer pellets etc that I give the chickens?
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    We raise ours together and haven't had any problems. The Peacocks actually rule the pens. Also with peafowl, you need a secure place to keep them when you first bring them in until they call your place "home". We have heard about people bringing them home and turning them out never to see them again.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I do not have Peacocks but I remember reading that it was not a good idea to house them together. I do not remember why. Peacocks need to be feed a high protein game bird feed. If I am wrong someone please correct me.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Luvzmybabz,
    I know nothing about peacocks, but thought I'd share that last summer I was buying some hens from a local woman. She had chickens, turkeys, ducks and peacocks all together in one coop. All seemed to be healthy, happy, and getting along fine. The turkeys and peacocks were roosting higher up than the chickens.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This peacock has been totally free ranging for a while now in the community and also is given scraps by all the home owners. It would stay cooped until I get the whole fencing done so that may be a while. My enlosed run is 16X24 and 7 ft tall. Guess I will be calling my aunt, she was sold as a hen but my aunt says it is a peacock. Hubbie called from work and I ran it past him and he says yea so I guess I will have a peacock soon. I could feed it sperately as I have some game feed that I give to the turkey seperatly in a kennel.
     
  6. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if it is ok or not, but I have seen it done before on one farm, and they seemed to be healthy and happy.


    A nursery we used to go to each spring had peacocks that were free range. You would be walking through the nursery and hear them and then look up and actually see one or two on the peak of the barn roof. So, I assume they like to perch up high. They were beautiful birds, and I would love to have a couple also.


    Good luck
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Our neighbor had free ranging peacocks and we had free ranging chickens. They mixed and mingled freely, and no one seemed bothered by it. I am not sure I'd try to coop them together though, just because the peacocks seem to need SO much space. They fly well, and roost high in trees and on top of buildings. I'd feel bad keeping something like that in a coop.
     
  8. CatAteBird

    CatAteBird Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, the experts say that Turkeys and Peafowl should not be in with your chickens... Peafowl carry more parasites and could kill your flock. But, I personally have had no problems because I worm them all the same every month to control those pesty critters that can kill our feathered friends.
     
  9. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Ours peafowl roost in the chicken pens up in a tree about 20 feet up. There is a 6 foot fence around that and the P's can jump that no problem. They pretty much come and go as they please. The only problem we have had with that is the P's decided they like Collard greens so that is usually the first place they head for is the garden.

    Steve in NC
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:No no no, it is CHICKENS that can carry parasites and diseases harmful and lethal to peafowl and turkeys.

    Blackhead, chickens can carry it with little or no problems.. but it's very highly lethal to peafowl and turkeys.

    Yes, worming is a good preventative though!
     

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