What do i need for raising peachicks?

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  1. isuperman35

    isuperman35 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting two peachicks next month (between 1 week old-1 month old depending on when I can meet breeder). I have had a lot of success raising baby chicks. Is there a difference raising a peachick? Can I use the same chick starter feed, chick feeder, and chick waterer? Or do i need to look for items more specific to peachicks?

    What supplies do I need?

    Does anyone recommend using a motherly chicken hen to stay with the peachicks or just keep separate?

    Just want to be ready to care for my new peachicks!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] those are good questions to ask the breeder. It's good to keep continuity of care, same food, etc. at least in the beginning to avoid upsets. BYC has threads on peacocks and they would be able to answer your questions also.

    It's smart that you want to know ahead of time - then you will be prepared and able to enjoy your peas instead of worrying.. You could put "Peacock thread" in the search box and some should pop up for you.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, isuperman35, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Good luck with your peafowl!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I have never raised peacocks but someone on that thread should be able to help. Good luck.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - great advice from Sumi and drumstick diva.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  9. isuperman35

    isuperman35 Out Of The Brooder

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    Two more questions....

    What is the definition of a yearling...Is it a chick around/over one year old as it sounds?

    How long until peachick "fully feathered"?


    Breeder said she keeps them off ground until they are a yearling and keeps light or heat on them until they are fully feathered....Just want to make sure I am understanding her directions clearly
     

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