Trainer Chicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by racuda, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have peas hatching as we speak! When I left there were two hatched with 4 more to go. [​IMG]

    I've read that it is good to put some chicks in with them to teach them how to eat and drink. I don't have any large fowl to put in with them. My choices are 1 week old Serama chicks, 3 week old Serama chicks and 1 day old Cochin chicks.

    Would any or all of these work?
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    That will be fine. From the peas I have hatched, they seem to be non-aggressive.
     
  3. snowshoe

    snowshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first chicks of year I try and hatch some silkie's and cochin's and put them in brooder together then each week as more peachicks hatch I take one of the week old peachick's and put with just hatched chicks
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, that was my worry.
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I see, so you just use chicken chicks for the first time, then peachicks for the rest of the season.
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    Quote:I see, so you just use chicken chicks for the first time, then peachicks for the rest of the season.

    That's the same thing I have been doing.
     

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