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Thinking of getting some Peacock's

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by midget_farms, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I know it isn't chickens - But they will be in the same yard as my chickens so it counts.

    What type of shelter do peacocks need? I have a pretty small (4x6) coop for the girls, but I'd like to hav e a couple of Pea's around.

    I heard they need a perch 5ft off the ground. Is this true?
  2. edselpdx

    edselpdx Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Not sure of housing requirements, but understanding (or no) neighbors required. They're LOUD. But beautiful.
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    The neighbors got a kick out of my rooster! Most are far enough away that it wouldn't bother unless they are loud after dark.

    They aren't loud after dark are they?
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    they are always loud in my opinion! Not a peafowl fan myself...but they are beautiful...know of several places that have them as ornamentals that wonder around...those in charge refer to them as well D*** peacocks and always with that adjective...just the same...lost of folks love them...
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I have east blue indie and they are fun to watch, very pretty. They like to get up on the barn roof to roost at night, or the garage roof or in the trees. I keep mine with the chickens, well they can go in with the chickens, ducks and geese, but they mainly stay in the open part of the barn. The thing I DONT like about the pea cock, is he loves hens[chicken] with chicks, he will NOT leave them alone, he has to be up the hens butt all he can be, of course she dont like it and she gets all upset and flys into him, but he just wont leave a hen w/ peeps alone. The other thing I dont like about him is, about everyother day he will pick 1 roo out and he will pick and pick and pick on that roo and follow the roo everywhere and pick on the roo some more. We will have to run him off or pen him up in another part of the barn so he cant bother the hens with peeps or the roos. When he is done picking on all of the roos, he will then pick on the tom turkey, he has darn near killed the tom more then once. He has a rutine with the roos, he will make a circle, he'll start with one then keep going til he done picked on everyone then the tom and then starts all over. Now if we have hens w/peeps, then the roos and tom gets a breck, but the poor hens gets to their wits ends with him.

    If I had my say, My Peacock would hit the road, but he belongs to my better half and company loves to look at him.

    The sounds he makes are pretty neat also, took some getting used to that, esp. in the middle of the night..................

    Im not saying all are like this one, but that is what our peacock does. The pea hen is a good girl, no problems with her what so ever.................
  6. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.
  7. Dustoff79

    Dustoff79 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    Peacocks will make noise at night. Any noise will get them going. I have been in my barn and dropped a bucket on the concrete and was rewarded with a few loud screams from the neighbor's peacocks. They are well over 500 feet from my barn. I like the noise but, you need to be mindful of how close you are to your neighbors.
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I've been chased by enough of them... that I have no liking for their attitudes. They are commonly used as watch dogs.

    I know a house in raleigh that has them, and they've been known to go down by the road and chase cars!!! INSANE!!! (and loud)

    I would never do it if neighbors were too close.

    I would suggest their own housing though if you really want them. They need some height in their living quarters.

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