Starting out with Peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MrPepers, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. cyriuskee

    cyriuskee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The age of the peafowl you should get depends on your patience and time. It will most likely be 2 years before you see any hatches if you start with chicks. You can also find peafowl of all ages at local auctions and on Craigslist.
     
  2. MrPepers

    MrPepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if it is best to get juveniles because I hear chicks have a high mortality rate.
     
  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    The most dangerous times for peachicks are the first two weeks and then after they have been on the ground for a week or two. Cocci kills more chicks than anything else, after the first winter they don't usually get bad cocci again unless stressed and in poor conditions.
     
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  4. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try to buy juveniles and adults when possible. I will not buy or sell any chicks that are under 3 months of age. The risk is not worth it.
     
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  5. cyriuskee

    cyriuskee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree chicks are alot riskier. I did bite the bullet and bought 3 white chicks from a local woman a week and half ago simply because I really wanted white birds to add to my India blues and B.S. adults. Its going to be a long and stressful road. My India blue hen laid and hatched out 2 (1 male 1 female) in May and so far good. Knock on wood! Raising peachicks is more stressful than raising my own babies!
     
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