What do your peafowl eat?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by kuntrygirl, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I will be getting 2 peafowl this weekend and I was wondering what do you all feed your peafowl. They are 6 months old. The old man that I am buying them from said that his peafowl do not touch the ground until they are 6 months old. I have NEVER heard of that. What does your peafowl's diet consist of?
     
  2. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feed mine with medicated turkey starter/crackcorn/dried cat food and greens. Most people keep their birds off the ground simply to keep them from diseases and catching the worms. I find putting sand down also keeps your bird healthy and they do love to bathe in it. I love ur turkeys. Andy
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I also keep my peachicks off the ground for 3 months, on medicated feed untill they have been on the ground for a month. Feed a 20% grower...turkey,gamebird,or even chicken if 20%. Don't forget to worm them.

    Main reason off the ground cocci. untill they get older, same reason for the medicated starter. After they get older and stronger they will build up immunity.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Thanks Andy. I love my turkeys!

    So that explains why the man told me that he keeps them off of the ground. Makes sense to me. I guess I'm off to trying to locate sand. I am in the process of building an african/safari/jungle type of aviary for my new peafowl guests. I'm so excited. I will be getting Indian Blues.

    I love your website. It's very informative. How many peafowl do you have? They are BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I will be worming my 150 chickens this weekend and I wil be using Valbazen cattle wormer and following up after 14 days with Safeguard equine paste. Is this safe for peafowl or so I need to purchase something else?
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Kuntrygirl, see you have turkeys...if you raise the poult off ground and etc....you will find you don't lose any. I did that and raise every poult i hatched 100% for 2 yrs straight
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I use safeguard for goats 3cc per gal. of water. then again 14 days later. Adults i also use ivomec pour on 1 cc on the back. 30 day before the safeguard. Before laying season.
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    We feed the peafowl mainly sunflower seeds, they really love them and we feed them sunflower seeds because a man that sold us our pied male said his peafowl eat sunflower seeds like it is candy, they do seem to really like it. Then for treats I give them penuts. They love penuts and penuts are the perfect thing to use to train them to eat out of your hand. We also give them greens like lettus, cabage, broccoli, ect. It all depends on the birds though, some have certain tastes...For example my peahens don't really like the laying feed but the males love it and gobble it down so you can give them different foods and find out what they like the most. [​IMG]
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Cool. Now I have a stupid question to ask, so please don't laugh at me. [​IMG].

    When feeding the sunflower seeds and peanuts, do they eat the whole thing or do they crack it open and eat the seed or peanut inside of the shell?
     
  10. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh oops I forgot to say to get the unshelled penuts! No I wish they could crack open the shell, but you can get plastic containers of unshelled penuts at the grocery store. As for the sunflower seeds they eat the whole thing, so if you see a pile of the sunflower seed shells then that means a squirrel has been eating your bird food!
     

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