To cage or free range

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jjpeacock, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. jjpeacock

    jjpeacock In the Brooder

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    I'm new to the peacock world. Have an opportunity to adopt a male & female brother & sister. I have 10 acres with neighbors all around. I have 2 acres around the house with 7.5ft deer fencing. I would love to have them be free but what are the chances they will stay in the 2 acres? We have Hugh pine trees & oaks on the property. The fenced area is full of flowers and other landscape. 2 waterfalls. No lawn.
    Neighbors have dogs and other animals. Have a few coyotes and bobcats that I've seen on occasion. Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am not at all familiar with keeping Pea Fowl. You might want to post this question in our Pea Fowl section and chat with those Pea experts on this....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/51/peafowl

    Enjoy these lovely birds and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. jjpeacock

    jjpeacock In the Brooder

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    Thank you. Didn't realize there was different sections.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about peafowl (never had any), but definitely post on the peafowl link that TwoCrows has left you with, and take advantage of our peafowl experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Best of luck to you and your peafowl!
     
  6. jjpeacock

    jjpeacock In the Brooder

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    Thanks alot. I have reposted in the pea fowl section. And am already learning. So thanks to you all.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us. Good luck on your decision.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Now and then I have checked out threads on pea fowl. I think a lot of people have large fenced areas for them with covers, so they cannot fly away. They really know their stuff are share their experiences. Welcome to Back yard chickens.
     
  10. jjpeacock

    jjpeacock In the Brooder

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    Yah. Thnx. I'm learning a lot from the 'peacock' people.
     

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