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silvergramma



Joined: 05 Feb 2010
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Location: North Dakota
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:33 pm Reply with quote

we have a peahen that we thought had taken to the wild and we just kept hoping she would come back..she did, and along came 4 peachicks,, she took them straight to the barn,, two yellows and two brownish,,
boy did she shock us all.. we closed up the pen gate that we have surrounding the barn and that mostly kept her from fleeing back to the woods with the babies, we ran to the feed store and got a big bag of game bird starter and put out a waterer for everyone that is low enough for the chicks to use.. its been down in the 30's and 20's here a few nights and we didnt have enough straw on hand for her to use as a nest so we broke up a nice soft small bale of hay for her...
I went in last night and grabbed a couple chicks to give to a friend,,today she called they are doing fine..
Angelle is the peahens name and our white peacock is her mate.. we will try to build a small a frame coup for mom and the babies by the weekend..hopefully they will make it..
I'm still in shock.. I have a pic on my cell will try to get it posted here... wish us luck[img]Photobucket[/img]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:11 pm Reply with quote

It was great to get the peahen back and fantastic to get peachicks.
But it has been discussed in other places that gamebird starter is
not the best choice. I, too used to use it but now I insist on chick starter
medicated with Amprolium. This starter is for chickens and has lower
percent of protein.
Too much protein can cause orthopedic problems.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:31 pm Reply with quote

Silvergramma, what a great story! Please keep us up to date!

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silvergramma



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:32 pm Reply with quote

anybody else have info on feeding young peachicks please give up the info.. it would help a great deal..
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