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What you give to your peacock to eat ?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Petrisor, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Petrisor

    Petrisor Out Of The Brooder

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    My peacock refuses to eat... they are not sick. simply don't eat!
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are not sick and don't eat what keeps them alive?

    How ling have you owned them?
    Are they free ranged or in a pen.
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  3. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my peas, most are less than a year old, fermented feed (chicken grower) with sunflower seeds mixed in. But they are out during the day and have access to,and enjoy, whole wheat, calf manna, and misc other "treats". Mine prefer wet feed.
     
  4. kmsek

    kmsek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine prefer layer pellets, whole kernel corn, and as a treat dry cat food. As a rule mine eat very little compared to the mindless eating machines( my chickens ) all seem quite healthy.
     
  5. harrybird

    harrybird New Egg

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    I just recently bought a pair of peafowl that are about a year old. Can you explain the process for fermenting the chickend feed? Mine are free ranging with chickens are eating scratch and crumbles from the chicken feeders.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
  7. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644300/fermenting-feed-for-meat-birds
    Hopefully above is a link to one of the many threads about feeding fermented feed. I have geese,ducks,guineas, chickens peas,ans a turkey and they all eat the fermented feed.
     
  8. harrybird

    harrybird New Egg

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  9. wvchickenmama

    wvchickenmama New Egg

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    My three chickens and two peas are free range and will only eat cat food. They will not touch layer crumbles or pellets.
     
  10. Petrisor

    Petrisor Out Of The Brooder

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    They actually eating but not much, almost nothing... I'm scared.
     

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