The day had arrived, the Countryfile film crew were arriving at 8.30 am. The weather forecast was rainy showers. Not great for filming peacocks for Countryfile as peacocks hate the rain and run under cover at the first drop. If it rained there would be nothing to film! I had explained this to the director, … Continue reading Filming Peacocks for Countryfile
It has been an interesting season with hatchings from April and we will keep hatching peachicks this year until the end of September. The Peacock hatching season is just once a year. So we always try to make the most of it and do everything we can to improve hatchability. Most of the peahens have … Continue reading The peacock hatching season
It was an exciting day when Countryfile Television programme called. I received a phone call from a BBC researcher asking me if I would be interested in the Peafowl farm being featured on Countryfile. Would we like to be featured on Countryfile, of course we would! I excitedly told my husband all about the opportunity … Continue reading Countryfile Television Programme Called!
When we are planning the breeding season we always need to start early with the Java Peacocks. Breeding Java Peacocks is harder thn the other breeds. The Java as a breed are more flighty and easier to upset, they also take longer to settle into breeding groups. To ensure a successful breeding season we like … Continue reading Breeding Java Peacocks
During the summer months the peahens start to lay eggs. A peahen will lay one or sometimes two clutches of eggs during the peafowl breeding season. Each clutch can have up to six eggs in it. But how can you tell if a peahen is laying an egg? If the hen sits on the first … Continue reading How can you tell if a peahen is laying an egg?
If you Google the question “Can peacocks swim?” The emphatic answer online is that no they cannot swim. In fact there are even bird forums online discussing the multiple reasons why peacocks cannot swim. The reasons given range from the fact that they do not physically have webbed feet. To suggestions that when their feathers … Continue reading Can Peacocks Swim?
It is only during the summer that we sell peacock hatching eggs. This is the only time of the year that we have peacock hatching eggs for sale. At this time of the year the peahens start to lay eggs with abandon. Picking up the peacock hatching eggs each day can take up to an … Continue reading Peacock Hatching Eggs for Sale
Every year at the end of the peafowl breeding season we clean all the incubators. This is important to improve the hatch rates of your next batch of eggs. After every hatching season, an egg incubator becomes a fertile and conducive breeding ground for different types of germs and bacteria. Additionally, if bacteria is allowed … Continue reading How To Clean An Incubator
It is a well known fact that peacocks do not really like cold or damp weather! They certainly are not keen when it snows, as then it is both cold and damp. We have indoor space for all our peacocks. However not all the peacocks choose to use it when when it is really cold. … Continue reading Cold Days For Peacocks
We always think one season ahead at Peacocks UK. So although Christmas and New Year have only just finished . Already we are thinking forward to the breeding season. It is at this time of year that the preparations that we make will impact on how successful the peafowl breeding season will be. First we … Continue reading Winter Preparations for Peacocks