Space question Peafowl and chickens

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ThiefPouter06, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2008
    green co. KY
    I have a 8foot by 16foot shed (with plenty of head space, the shortest end is 6foot) that I have a quad of chickens in. They are turned out at sunrise and penned up at sunset. Would it be too crowded to add a pair of peafowl or turkeys to this?
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Itd be plenty of room to add a pair of peafowl or pair of turkeys, or both and then some.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 15, 2009
  3. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    It would be a bit close for them. Also be aware that peafowl or turkeys are susceptible to blackhead that is carried by chickens. I routinely keep my peafowl and chickens together, but we are not bothered by blackhead in our area.
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    My breeding pen for peafowl 10 X 20 feet for a trio, 12 X 36 for a peacock and 4 peahens. Need to be a least 6 foot tall.

    Peacocks after 3 yrs old get their long trains, they need large areas because of the train.

    Note how long the train gets. This flighpen is 14 ft tall


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