Chickens and Peacocks? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Can peacocks and chickens live together in the same coop? And will roosters harm it? Or will the roosters get harmed?

-- Bob (, January 25, 2002


I've got both living together. They do fine. It gets a bit tense at the feeder sometimes with some elbowing and pecking going on, but no- one gets hurt. Other than that we've had no trouble with them being together. We have more problem with the peacocks themselves. We have 3. Two of them are cocks (one is the son of the other). The old man definitely asserts himself with his son, who always takes second place.


-- (, January 25, 2002.

To those of you who have peafowl with chickens, is there a problem with cross contamination with lice and mites? That is what I would worry about. Also, would any of the insecticidial dust used for this on the chickens be harmful to peafowl? I have ducks with peafowl but as ducks don't have lice or mites this is not a problem. Just curious, LQ

-- Little Quacker (, January 25, 2002.

The only problem I had with peacock and chickens is my male peacock would try to mate with my Rhode Island red hen. Other than that, they seemed to enjoy each other's company.

-- Lynn (, January 25, 2002.

We have a pair (one cock/one hen) in with about 25 chickens (maybe more!) and don't have any problems whatsoever. Just remember to give them something to perch on, especially in cold weather.

-- Lisa in WI (, January 25, 2002.

WE have a pair of Blue Indies with our chickens and have no problem with them either. We bought them to help keep watch over the chickens, we were having trouble with some chicken hawks and since we put them in, the chicken hawks left, they may fly over, but they don't come close to the pen at all.

-- Lois (, March 27, 2002.

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