Question about my peafowl.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by kathydoolittle, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to raising peafowl, and don't know alot about them. We have 2 momma's one has 2 chicks. And one has 4 chicks. We have had them for a little over a month now. My husband has started letting the one with 2 chicks out during the day (these chicks are bigger then the others). Someone told me that the peafowl will kill any babies I have (like my chicken and ducks, etc.). Should I be concerned about this? She goes back to her pen at nite an get locked back in. But I am worried about the other little ones (chicks, etc) and don't want to lose them.
     
  2. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anyone that can answer this question?[​IMG]
     
  3. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI there. First off, [​IMG]

    I'm not one of the experts but I'll try to help ya out! [​IMG] If I understand your question you are concerned that the momma peahen(s) will hurt other chicks that may be around your farm (i.e.- chicks, ducklings, etc)? Is that right? If so, I've never heard of that happening but maybe someone else will weigh in for you. I would not be concerned about her around other chicks, I'd think she would be more worried about her own than to bother with others. sorry I can't be more helpful, I incubate all my eggs and keep the peachicks separate until several months old.

    What kind of peafowl do you have? Did you let the mom's hatch the eggs? I bet it's really cute to see them following her! [​IMG]
     
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't help you, we do not let ours free range when they have chicks they are kept in there pens until the chicks are about 6 or 7 months old and can more or less fend for themselves ( fly to get away).
     
  5. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. And believe me the little ones can fly good. I am getting ready to let the other momma out with the four babies. They will be in a run and be able to go back inside at nite. We live on a old ostrich farm so we have runs for them. Once again Thank very much.

    I am so jealous of my husband though the one momma we let out now will let him pick her up.
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