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How many peafowl do you have?
Less than 5
33%
 33%  [ 39 ]
5-10
21%
 21%  [ 25 ]
11-20
13%
 13%  [ 16 ]
21-50
13%
 13%  [ 16 ]
51-100
8%
 8%  [ 10 ]
Over 100
7%
 7%  [ 9 ]
Total Votes : 115

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snowshoe
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:22 pm Reply with quote

I started with a pair that my grandson though we shoud get four years ago and I have 14, four different breeds or type's that I will be keeping over winter, had 17 but lost a 3 year old Silver Pied male about two weeks ago, but I have two of his sons that I kept this year, and I gave an adult pair to my newphew who wanted to try raising peafowl.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:43 pm Reply with quote

Very Happy We are in the 51-100 range Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:11 pm Reply with quote

Our flock numbers 25. Half are breeders the rest 08 models of four color phases.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:54 pm Reply with quote

We have about 150 including this years hatch around 41 chicks left
20 + color combinations

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:59 pm Reply with quote

I have 27 breeding peafowl in 11 diferent colours, 76 2008 chicks and 18 in my 2 to 3 yr old pen just a hobby that has got out of hand
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:35 pm Reply with quote

I have 8, a breeding pair, 5 yearlings, & 1 12 week old chick. I'm trying not to buy more......

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:07 pm Reply with quote

Sonoita
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I'm trying not to buy more......

That is pretty funny
You must have the bird flu symtoms uncontroled buying of peafowl
considering you only joined in Sept. and you already have 8


Feather[/quote]

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:06 pm Reply with quote

I have 7. 1 IB male-8yrs old and with him is a 3yr old Spaulding hen.
1 white male-8yrs old and with him is an 8yr old IB hen.
1 Spaulding male-3yrs old and with him is a 3yr old IB hen.
And lastly our "Baby Bird". He is 4yrs old. He is our very first hatched chick. He is alone, because he has lost almost all of his sight. I know why he lost sight in one eye, my mistake. I left him in with his dad too long and he got beat up pretty bad. Not sure why the other eye has messed up. He can still see a little, but not much. It's hard to cull them when you can pet them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:35 pm Reply with quote

I hear ya, peacockrolls. Impossible, isn't it?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:34 am Reply with quote

I bought 7 this February for my wife. Three males; one blue and two black wings. Four females; three blues and one pied. I liked them so much I bought the lady out including the two buildings.

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Ezri



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:20 pm Reply with quote

What does everyone do when they get too many birds? I didn't want more birds but this year they hatched 13 more chicks. I don't know what to do. They're very nice but the neighbors hate them during breeding season. Next year there will be more birds old enough to breed.

I could tell my neighbors they're not really mine. They just live here like robins and sparrows.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:45 pm Reply with quote

Hi Ezri ~ You're in the same boat as a lot of people. Options:

1) Sell the chicks via newspaper ads, Craigslist, poultry mags or the classifieds on this forum.
2) Take chicks to sell at a farm swap meet.
3) Pull the eggs as the hens lay them. You can sell the eggs, or give them away. If your hens are free-range, this could be a challenge.
4) Get charcoal hens, which don't lay eggs.

This year, I did 3) and 4) and it worked out great. Toward the end of the season, I gave away the last 6 eggs from my white pen. We're happy with a smaller number of birds, and they are happy that they get so much attention.

If your neighbors hate them so much, they might harm them. Have you considered either netting and selling them, or building a pen for some of them?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:56 pm Reply with quote

featherhead wrote:
Hi Ezri ~ You're in the same boat as a lot of people. Options:

1) Sell the chicks via newspaper ads, Craigslist, poultry mags or the classifieds on this forum.
2) Take chicks to sell at a farm swap meet.
3) Pull the eggs as the hens lay them. You can sell the eggs, or give them away. If your hens are free-range, this could be a challenge.
4) Get charcoal hens, which don't lay eggs.

This year, I did 3) and 4) and it worked out great. Toward the end of the season, I gave away the last 6 eggs from my white pen. We're happy with a smaller number of birds, and they are happy that they get so much attention.

If your neighbors hate them so much, they might harm them. Have you considered either netting and selling them, or building a pen for some of them?


Hi Featherhead

Thanks for the advice. I can only give them new homes when they come into the kitchen to steal dog food so it doesn't happen whenever I want. In the winter they are easier to catch because they like to stay with the chickens by the heat lamp sometimes. They hide their eggs. The only reason I know that they're sitting is because their wings droop.

Do ads in Craigslist really help? I could try as long as whoever wants the birds is patient for the next time they sneak into the kitchen.

As for the neighbors, we only have one neighbor. When they moved in they were really excited about the peafowl and fed them. Now they're tired of them and want us to get rid of them. I originally had three. Then three more moved in. Then they started breeding. I could claim they own me. I don't own them.

I never heard of charcoal birds. I'm going to look them up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:37 pm Reply with quote

I have a feral IB hen with white lower wing feathers who came with the property when we built here after Katrina and started this whole thing with peacocks.

I have a two year old pair of IBs I raised from three weeks of age.

I have three white chicks hatched from imported eggs and 4 IB chicks from my own birds.

I also have a 2 year old black should male, 2 year old black shoulder pie female and another paid of IBs that live so free range that I never see them. I keep hoping that the two year olds will eventually come home.

So that is 10 in the hand and 4 in the bush.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:26 pm Reply with quote

We currently have a three year old male india blue and 2- 3 month old india blue peahens. I am hoping to get some midnight black shoulders and at least another pair of some color. HArd to decide which kind we want next.
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