seriously thinking of getting peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by cracked_egg, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chirping

    Jun 2, 2010
    So, what do I need to know/where do I go to learn it? This section of the forum doesn't seem to have as much info, but I think just due to sheer numbers of people who actually keep pea fowl is less than those that keep chickens...

    Anyway, I just read you shouldn't keep them with chickens? Is this true? Why not?

    I just don't want to get into something I'm not prepared for....
  2. ranit

    ranit Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Check out the United Peafowl Association website ( Lots of good information there for someone starting out in peafowl.
  3. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chirping

    Jun 2, 2010
    You're right! I love that site!!! I just spent the last two days reading! Lol... Thanks for the tip...
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    yep, thats a helpful site.
    Peas or any upland style bird shouldnt be housed directly with chickens due to the various diseases chickens carry. A lot of these are harmless to chickens and seldom if ever even show any signs, but to peafowl , pheasants and turkeys, they are very deadly.
    That's the only reason. As far as getting along, they will do that just fine, if you have both and free range them all, you are much better of than penning them together.
    In a pen, they are always on top of each other and in each others poo, that's where most of your disease problems are transfered the chicken poop.
    If you are free ranging them and have healthy chickens, you should be just fine, but watch them closely if you are planning on penning them together, actually I would advise against it.

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