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Tell me about freeranging Turkeys and Peafowl.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Joe.G, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so now that I have my Turkey's and Peafowl can you guys give me tip's and tell me about what you know on Free ranging them, They are all about 7 Months old, i have to Royal Palms, 1 Tom,1 Hen I also have a India Blue Peacock A Black Shoulder Peacock and a Spalding Female Peahen.

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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    How much land do you have?
    Are you able to be home to watch them durring the daytime?
    I have had free range Peas for going on 3 years, they range farther than any fowl i have here, they can be taught to stay in an area but that area is very big at my place, they range about 25 acres at my place and i can herd mine back to that area with no problem but it took months to teach them to stay in this area.
    Peas are very curious and territoral so if they see something that does not belong in or near their area they will persue it and that means following it out of the area i want them to stay in, so you have to watch them especialy if you are close to a road or neighbors.
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  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful Pic's, DO you lose any of them? Where do they roost at night? Will they chase people? I live in the country but Ups and stuff does come around.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have not lost one to a predator but had a close call a couple years ago when a hen was out in the woods making her nest, thank god the dogs heard it and the attack was detoured.

    They roost in the trees by my home.

    They do pursue strange autos when they come into their territory and will get on top of them if someone is not there to detour them but then again i only have folks here very often and when i do they just pick up their order and go.

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  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Beautiful pics as always. Hey, what kind of bird is that in the last pic to the left?????
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Zaz, how many peas do you have?
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    :th

    I could not EVEN imagine having THAT many. How much property do they have to free range on? It's like a paradise over there.
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    yellow crowned night heron he is a funny bird.
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  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    We now have about 40 acres left and they stay with in 25 acres of that.
     

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