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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Joe.G, Jan 7, 2013.
Hi, I am thinking of getting one or two peacocks, What can you tell me about them. Thanks
They are gorgeous and they are loud during breeding season. They prefer lots of room and a high roost. They eat a lot less than my chickens, ducks and turkeys. They can be flighty if not raised with a lot of attention. They are social with each other and some other birds. They need to have shelter from the hot sun, extreme cold and wind, depending on where you live.
I am a beginner with peafowl but this is some of what I have learned about them.
At what age can they be sexed?
What do they eat?
Are they pretty tough birds or do they get sick a lot?
Is there a problem keeping them around chickens and Turkeys?
What kind of coop should I have for them?
I see alot of people let them free range and they roost in the trees at night,
Howe do I train them to return home?
Get your wallet out because we all know here that when you state you only want 1-2 peacocks,that will soon change to more,,,,,,sometimes many,many more.
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It's likely that most of your questions can be answered by searching the forum (these are commonly asked questions) or in the stickies:
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You will be addicted.
And a bottle of nice wine for hatching season. Huh FBC?
ANyone know where to get some, Shipping would be great or if they know someone near me. Sullivan county NY. Thanks
Here is a link to a peafowl breeder directory. It is only United Peafowl Association members that are listed here, so there could be even more peafowl breeders in your area than what the directory says, but this is a good start:
Maybe near(ish) to you?