Should I get a mate for my peacock??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by FlightsofFancy, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4 month old peacock that my Vet gave me. He has been housed with my chickens and we are thinking about letting him out to live with the goats. He will be able to free range and then come inside to roost and eat. Now having worked all that out.....does he NEED a mate? I had not planned to have peacocks and am not sure if I want to breed them, but want to think of his best interest.
     
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  2. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you NEED David?


    Sorry, I could not resist that one, and I hope I remebered his name right! You know I am biased, but he WILL be less likely to stray with a girl. And don't worry about eggs. I know somebody that will take GOOD care of them for you!
     
  3. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just too funny! [​IMG] [​IMG] David keeps asking me WHY we need another one and I really didn't know, but thought it was a great idea. So I thought I would post so I could get some good ammo. [​IMG]

    I am 99% sure we want your hen. [​IMG]
     
  4. thatchickenlady

    thatchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, don't you want to see some young ones out on the range? Yes, I think you should mate them up cause they'll be happiest that way, too:)
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    A peacock "imprinted" (by being raised with from very young age) to varying degrees with chickens or guineas will regard them as females and stay around. Especially if there are no other peafowl within his hearing range. I've seen and heard of more than a few flocks with chickens/guineas and just one peacock(and he stayed around for years). With this guy being this young I'd say go ahead and keep him with the chickens if you don't really want to get more peafowl, let him think they're his flock.

    A lone peacock that has been raised for say, a year or so with other peafowl or from a flock with many peafowl are the ones more likely to go on a walk to find females. These "know" they are peacocks and seem to want to find other peafowl..
     
  6. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, Kelly. I hope you and peacock Pork Chop like your new girl. I am so glad that she has a good home.
     
  7. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! She was quite all the way home. What a sweetie pie! I haven't introduced her to Pork-chop yet, but I am sure they will do great! I will keep you posted of their progress.

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  8. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had sent that turkey home with you. I think Dave really liked him.
     
  9. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you kidding? We were both in love with him, but I am just not sure what we would do with a turkey. I have posted pictures of him on my Facebook page. I am trying to find him a good pet home for you! [​IMG]


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  10. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Kelly. I really wish I could keep him. I would free range him but he poops on the porch because he likes to look in the door. He would come in the house if we let him. He is a big puppy dog.
     

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