What do people keep peafowl for?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by NYRIR, May 24, 2011.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they are beautiful....just wondering if they are kept for any other reason...
     
  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apart from being beautiful there are several reasons people keep them:

    Eggs
    Feathers
    Meat (pheasant-ish flavor)
    Pets
    and more

    It can vary from person to person as to why they keep them.
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well let's see, they are beautiful, they are beautiful, they are beautiful ... just kidding. They also have great personalities and are wonderful pets
     
  4. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ah who eats them?
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...more than I thought!
    Do people sell the feathers?
    Are they good egg layers?
    One more question...what does pheasant taste like?
    I thought it would be cool to have just a pair in the yard,but hubby says No way! He says they're too loud....
     
  6. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have roosters? And eating them would be very impractical.
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes,I have roosters...and no,i wouldn't be eating them...lol...I have chickens,ducks and turkeys for that purpose! Are they expensive to keep? I would love to try to talk DH into a pair.Where would I get just 2?
     
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  9. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really? Ive known of at least one person who raised for show, and those that don't make his cut, end up in his stock pots. [​IMG] I am sure it's not a common practice, but yes, it is done.
     
  10. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes,I have roosters...and no,i wouldn't be eating them...lol...I have chickens,ducks and turkeys for that purpose! Are they expensive to keep? I would love to try to talk DH into a pair.Where would I get just 2?

    First cost might hurt a little Ethel has laid over 20 eggs that I sell for 10.00 apiece. She's setting on six herself right now. She and Pete are very intertaining and beautiful. Does everything have to be useful??
     

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