What do you wish you knew before getting peacocks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by CooksCritters, May 24, 2017.

  1. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    There is a very good chart that @new 2 pfowl has made that should be linked to here somehow for easy reference. I know I keep losing the link...
     
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  2. PhoredaBurds

    PhoredaBurds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please don't be sorry. Your question is a great one and now this is a fantastic thread! We all learn along the way & kick ourselves for not doing things differently when things don't go well. Sharing those insights is part of what makes this site so amazing. It's very smart to want to avoid "green horn" mistakes. I'm not a novice, nor an expert, but have learned from the answers in this thread. Thank you for asking the question!
     
  3. CooksCritters

    CooksCritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I just want to do the very best I can for my little birds. My animals are better taken care of than we are, and I don't want to stop that now. LOL
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You didn't break any rules!
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Don't get me started, lol, the misinformation list is quite long!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Will you be able to find a vet to consult with should the need arise?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Peafowl Image Database
     
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  8. CooksCritters

    CooksCritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Believe it or not, exotic vets are hard to find in Florida. I think the closest one is 5 hours away. the breeder, and the experts on this site will probably be my best choice, although I'm going to search for one.
    Although I could call them, I just won't be too close to them.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Are you near any of these?
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    Now is about the time of year where people will start posting "help, my peachick is sick", and sadly most that do post will lose their chicks. :(
     
  10. CooksCritters

    CooksCritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am actually had no idea i had one within an hour from me. Thank you!
     

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