Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wish List

Our Funny Farm is growing rapidly... just 6 months ago we started by adopting a small chicken flock off Craig's List, and now we have over 50 animals. Honestly, I am quite satisfied with our brood, but there is still 1 more animal species I would really like to acquire...

I would love to look out my kitchen window and see this:

I have always been fascinated by the peafowl that wander freely around the zoo and never seem to leave. (They must be related to GUINEAS...) I think it would be pretty cool to have 1 or 2 (or 10) walking around the farm sharing their beauty with us.

I checked with some hatcheries and they have a minimum order of at least 8 and these exotic birds aren't cheap, plus shipping costs are quite high. I am hoping to find some closer to home that fit into my budget.

Anyone ever raise peafowl? Any suggestions?  :)

1 comment:

DeeAnn said...

Hey :) One of my dear friends raise these! Peafowl have to be kept in pens 30ftX10ftX8ft or they will fly away. They are also very territorial as they get older and mature , about 2 to 3 years and will attack animals and people. They are a very high maintenance bird, have to be wormed every 3-4 months. Definitely not an easy pet to keep.