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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AndysPeafowlSanctuary, Jul 20, 2011.
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Andy, you need to train them to stay out of the food dish
Just kidding of course, my husband is fuming about our Peas right now because he cant find a food dish that most the food doesn't end up under the wire floor.
great birds, thanks for sharing.!!
Quote:You can weight the bottom of a milk jug with rocks, cut off the top 1/3 of it, and cut a hole in the side big enough for them to get their head through ans use it as a feeder- you can also wire it to the side of the cage they are in usually, to keep it stable. This will force them to put their heads in, meaning they can't spill while gobbling, and prevent them from standing in the food. You can do this for a waterer too, but don't wire it to anything as it will need changing more often. Make sure the jugs are REALLY thoroughly cleaned though. We use this for the adults with 5 gallon buckets and it works GREAT. They spill hardly anything (and usually only when we fill it because they are "sorting" it for the good bits
And Andy, they are so cute! Is there a way to visually tell the difference between a spalding chick and a regular one? I really wouldn't be able to say off hand, I think these are the first spalding chicks I have seen! Usually see them all grown up and looking beautiful and exotic haha
What cute little peachicks you have there
Kedreeva I love your idea with the milk jugs, I will be borrowing that idea for sure. One of the biggest problems I've had with mine is them spilling their food.