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when can peachicks leave their mother

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by gsdobed, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. gsdobed

    gsdobed Just Hatched

    Aug 29, 2016
    With cold weather approaching and my indoor space limited I was wondering when they can leave. They are with mom and dad right now and are 5 weeks old. I was thinking when they are two months. The new homes are waiting. thanks
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    I noticed that hens' behavior towards her chicks begins to change around 2 months old. Watching my flock, I keep my male with the hens and their chicks. The male never touches the chicks. Not even an aggressive gesture towards them. At about 2 months old the hens would let the chicks get pecked by the male when in the feed pan. When the male was being a little too aggressive then the hen would step in.
  3. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2011
    In free ranging, peahens stay with their cubs up to 2 months before the new eggs ... next year! ... like in the Nature !
    They can be autonomous sooner!
  4. gsdobed

    gsdobed Just Hatched

    Aug 29, 2016
    thanks....I was thinking 2 months but could maybe keep a bit longer if the weather let me. They have homes to go to but don't want anyone leaving stressed.

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