What is this? Any help would be amazing!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Fiver5r, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Fiver5r

    Fiver5r Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all! I hope I'm posting in the right section :) I'm the wildlife coordinator where I work and do the bulk of our rehab. This little chick was brought into my work over the weekend and I've never gotten one of these in before. I want to make sure I'm giving it the right care, since whatever it is, its domesticated (as in, I know its not one of our native or migratory birds and is likely a species the state considers "domesticated" and not releasable) and will be a permanent resident I live in Florida and we have alot of peafowl here.. alot more than turkeys, so I'm assuming this is a peachick? What are your thoughts? Its kind of a greasy, grubby little thing, but very bright and alert, chirps all the time like its talking to itself. I'd be ever so grateful for any info! :)[​IMG]

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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a chicken chick , not a peachick [​IMG]
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  3. Fiver5r

    Fiver5r Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! What did you look for to differentiate? Even getting a chicken chick in is pretty unusual here :)
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Well i have hatched out 1000's over the years as have my broody hens so when i see one i know what it is [​IMG] you should be able to see a little comb above the beak between the eyes.

    mabe something like this little rose comb
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    or this little straight comb
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    These babies are only 4 days old where yours looks to be 2 to 3 weeks old
     
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  5. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with ZAZ, the overall appearance is chicken. Peas have a different shaped head, they stand differently, the feet look different, etc.

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  6. Fiver5r

    Fiver5r Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you folks so much for your replies and being kind about my ignorance :) I'm sure I'll be on this forum quite a bit more in the near future as I've recently built myself a chicken coop and am taking in a few hens from a friend who is moving. I've got oodles of experience with wild birds, but chickens and the like are a new endeavor for me (that I'm super excited about!). Ironically, after my confusion over this little chick, it looks like I'm taking in a few definite peachicks this coming weekend. This time I'll be better prepared :)
    Again, thank you ever so much!
     
  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    We'd love to see pictures of those peachicks whenever they appear! [​IMG]
     

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