Raising Peachicks "off the ground"

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by racuda, May 28, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I was thinking about building a 4 X 8 brooder outside. Since I have this big pile of builders sand:
    I was wondering if I could put several inches of sand in it, and would that qualify as being "off the ground". I am assuming that the reason for raising peachicks on wire is to keep them away from organisms and disease in the dirt. This is virgin sand and should be clean.
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I can see that working i put mine on clean ground at a month old, peas just eat everything i do mean they eat everything , so they get sick faster from catching something.
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    I keep mine off the ground for 2 to 3 months, if on good bedding or not wet ground a month should be fine.

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