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Questions about raising peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by 2boxers, May 9, 2009.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of getting some peafowl and I want to be able to make an informed decision about doing it. I am looking for some answers to the following questions:

    1. Can they be raised with or near chickens? I have a flock of chickens and they free range about twice a week.

    2. Can they free range all the time?

    3. What sort of shelter/coop should I have for them?

    4. If I decide to hatch them from eggs, can I set them under a broody silkie? (I'm only looking to raise a few)

    5. How many should I have to keep them happy? Should I get a pair (male and female?) or does a peacock need a harem to keep him happy?

    6. Have I lost my mind? I already have twenty seven chickens!

    I appreciate any and all insight, if you have tips or information I'll gladly read it. I want to know all that I can before I jump into this.
     
  2. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raven, thank you. Can I free range them all the time?

    I've always admired these birds and their haunting call is beautiful. I think they'd be a fabulous addition to my family, but I want to be 100% certain that my little family would be perfect for them.
     

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