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Can peacocks be kept in the same pen as chickens? If so how much room do they need?

Also can they stand a New York winter? I don’t want them to freeze to death.

well yes maam you can, it is probably the best thing to keep them pen-ed up, we had two a male and a female, and though they are very beautiful, they can and will go to neighbors and poop everywhere and we actually caged ours up for the simple fact our neighbor had bought a car, and it was new and the male decided to go over there and he was looking at his self (reflection in the car) and pecked the car, it left scratches and everything…..we built a 10 ft by 6 foot cage tall enough to walk in…. for them….. but again depending on how many chickens you have in there with them, and it is the male not the female whos feathers are so beautiful, when full grown a males tail feathers can get to be as liong as 6 feet, so the cage needs to be tall as well as big…. otherwise it will ruin his tail feathers…. but enjoy them, they are beautiful animals… good luck and god bless

5 comments to Can peacocks be kept in the same pen as chickens? If so how much room do they need?

  • Tones

    i don’t recommend it. it would be like putting a Liverpool fan in a bar with Everton supporters.
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  • michael m

    Check with your local "Birders Club" — Peacocks need lots of room, with a high roof. And be careful, if you must catch one for health-care or whatever, their claws can rip you open. Have someone with you if you have to catch them (use a large net).
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    I work for a lady with peacocks and chinese golden pheasants (& chickens, too).

  • Dummy

    Depends on how many chickens are we talking about,and how much space to begin with.If you are only talking about a pair pea,s you should have about 400sq ft thats 20′+20′ at least 6ft high peas fly really good,so when they get bigger i suggest a pen for the pea,s.And keep it clean!!!And winters are ok if they have a large coop to get in w/wind break.
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    Carl

  • I'm awesome!

    You need LOTS of space for peacocks. At the farm, we just let them run around. I don’t know if they would really like the New York winters… Just remember that they are LOUD.
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  • Kimmy

    well yes maam you can, it is probably the best thing to keep them pen-ed up, we had two a male and a female, and though they are very beautiful, they can and will go to neighbors and poop everywhere and we actually caged ours up for the simple fact our neighbor had bought a car, and it was new and the male decided to go over there and he was looking at his self (reflection in the car) and pecked the car, it left scratches and everything…..we built a 10 ft by 6 foot cage tall enough to walk in…. for them….. but again depending on how many chickens you have in there with them, and it is the male not the female whos feathers are so beautiful, when full grown a males tail feathers can get to be as liong as 6 feet, so the cage needs to be tall as well as big…. otherwise it will ruin his tail feathers…. but enjoy them, they are beautiful animals… good luck and god bless
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