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Farm Name: Pittsboro Peafowl

Year Farm Established: 2009

Location: Chatham County, NC

Years I’ve been farming: 6 years

Animals I raise: Peacocks, Rabbits, Chickens

Crops I grow: Corn, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon

Hobbies I enjoy: Caring for animals, orchids

Club/Associations memberships: ARBA, HLRSC, ANDRC

The proudest moment on my farm: Birth of first bunny and hatching of first peacock egg

Pets: Dog - Xavier, Cats - Lightning, Tsuki and Angel

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  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Thanks for visiting Zephyr Hill Farm
I LOVE peafowl! I would love to have a pair some day! It is more possible now because we have a Great Pyr LGD for our chickens and ducks, plus a 2-acre fenced pasture right behind our house. I saw them at Nature's Harmony Farms, and they would fly right up on the roofs of the buildings. SO beautiful! And I love their cry.

Do you raise them to sell, or just for yourselves?

Your photos are gorgeous! Adorable baby!

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03/07/2012 03:24.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Your Babies are soooooooooooo cute !!

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01/31/2012 03:18.41 PM Report This Comment  
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12/16/2011 12:55.05 PM Report This Comment  
cool pics

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11/20/2011 02:35.28 PM Report This Comment  
  The Noise
Has the noise been alright to bear....what about the neighbors,because I know the calls can carry quite far?
Do you raise them for just hatching or are the eggs edible?

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11/15/2011 12:45.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome. It's good to see another NC face on here.

I've been trying to talk my wife into getting some peafowl. When I was little, our neighbors had some peacocks that would spend hours on end strutting in front of their reflection in our sliding glass door. They were really quite impressive.

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11/09/2011 02:52.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for stopping by the farm please come again
Right now the farm is in a clean up mode. I let the pasture grow up so I would attract rabbits to run my beagles. I used to trial beagles but there wasn't any money to be made and was spending a whole lot in dog food, housing, entry fees, travel, and vet bills. It became a lost cause so I sold most of my beagles or gave them away to good homes. Now I want to convert my 2 to 3 acre property into a self sufficient off the grid profitable farm, but will need a lot of help because I have never farmed before so any help would be appreciated. More pics will come later to help you guys give me ideas. Thanks again

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09/03/2011 12:09.07 AM Report This Comment  
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  Oh Cool, I love peafowl! There cries are very.....interesting! 8) I love the photo of the egg, I didn't know how big they were but NOW I do. Can you eat them? I don't know that much about peafowl so pardon the strange question.

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05/01/2011 10:43.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you..
For posting on my page! I adore peacocks and always wanted to raise a pair for my own personal pleasure but too many coyotes and wild dogs in our area. Love your pics!

And...yes, we use our boo for projects around our homestead but seldom sell it anymore. We are in our 60's and digging boo is a labor intensive job.

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03/31/2011 04:47.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the info. I will pass it along to my friend who raises peacocks. She lost her male this winter.

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03/08/2011 05:23.44 AM Report This Comment  
  I have a friend here in NC who is looking for a purple peacock (male)about three years old. Would you have one of those?

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03/06/2011 04:27.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Great pics! I hope our peacocks sit on some eggs this year!

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02/21/2011 06:21.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow that's pretty cheap for a greatly designed coop and it holds that many birds. I'm almost done getting all the wood for my garden and then I will get wood for the new coop. I think that it would be a great addition to my growing family outdoors. Hope to talk to you soon!

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01/12/2011 06:54.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome
Wow, I didn't realize I would hear from so many people...and so quickly! It's nice to have a place to blog and ask questions of others who are doing the same thing. Love your pictures. We have a pair of guineas and a neighbor who has peacocks that occasionally visit. We'll be building a ck coop this year and buy our first chicks this spring. Another adventure!

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01/04/2011 09:35.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi again! I heard that peacocks are getting a lot of attention now with how pretty they are. I don't know why it JUST started, but anyway, how was you day? Mine is great! I've been seriously looking into designing a coop, but then again, should I just go buy one? Which do you think will suit my soon to be 3-4 chicks? Happy farming, don't freeze out there!

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11/23/2010 08:53.10 AM Report This Comment  
We thought of raising chickens. A friend of ours does it and she loves it. I bartered with her and built a couple of her coops (I am/was a carpenter by trade). My wife is crazy for free range eggs.

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11/22/2010 04:55.56 PM Report This Comment  
We don't have an incubator. "Mom" and "Dad" aren't overly friendly with us, but will come around. If the parents raise them, is it possible to get the chicks more friendly? Also, are pea-parents aggressive?

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11/17/2010 05:46.24 AM Report This Comment  
We have a pair of India Blue peafowl. They're only a year old, so we should have chicks next summer.
We're not "breeding" them, they just "rule" here, our Resident Royalty. LOL

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11/15/2010 05:35.13 AM Report This Comment  
Our peafowl love to roost in our elm trees at night, but when it's cold I find them in the chicken coop as well.

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11/12/2010 07:08.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh I can't wait! Yes definitely goin to get a different incubator! Thanks for the advice! Can't wait till spring lol

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10/18/2010 04:01.08 AM Report This Comment  
  The peacocks I got were being sat on and then they stopped sitting on them. I have never hatched anything from my incubator and just wanted to try it out. I just have a still air incubator but might consider getting something different next year. It was given to me and I just wanted to try it out. I had a temp gage in there and the hunmity gage. I did my research online because I have no idea what I was doing. But hopefully next year will be a better turn out. And I will keep that in mind....I would love to have peacocks!

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10/17/2010 06:09.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Do yu sell your peacocks eggs? I had some in the incubator but I don't think they were fertile....They were given to me and I was told they were fertile. But I never thought to check for myself. Happy Farming!

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10/15/2010 06:44.05 PM Report This Comment  
  I wish we did! Hopefully the roosters don't kill each other. My grandfather had too many roosters one time and the next day, there were only two roosters left. Out of about 15. I was surprised. I don't know how much our neighbors will like us when they wake up at about 5 every morning!! Happy Farming

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10/12/2010 08:39.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Huge Eggs!
Those eggs are big! Wow! Never thought about peacocks before!

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10/11/2010 11:13.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Beautiful birds. They are so cute! I can't wait to get a rooster for my chickens. Hopefully I can sell the chicks. Not to many people are fond of chickens where I live. Oh well.

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10/10/2010 07:51.56 PM Report This Comment  
I know we want to have chickens. Any helpful info?

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09/25/2010 02:24.08 PM Report This Comment  
Hi - thx for visiting my farm. About the bees - I just got my first 2 hives in July. They are wonderful - very serene to tend the hives, hearing their industrious buzzing around me. I won't have a honey crop until spring - they need all they can make for winter. They don't need as much tending, normally, as other critters on the farm - a 2x monthly visit seems to be just fine, as long as everything is going fine. I found a local beekeeper who was happy to take me out to tend his hives, to find out if I really liked them. Then he sold me 2 hives at a very reasonable price. You may find someone in your area to do the same. Bees rock! LOL

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08/18/2010 07:58.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning!
What about housing in the winter for the peacocks ?

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07/28/2010 09:29.19 AM Report This Comment  
Don't you need huge houses for them?

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07/23/2010 01:22.45 PM Report This Comment  
My next door neighbor has a male peacock. He likes to sleep on the roof! I remember how amazed I was that he could fly so well with all of that equipment! He frequently calls out and it sounds like he is saying "NO........................" A long drawn out "no"! It's pretty funny. Sometimes it sounds like he is saying "Help Meeeeeeeeeee". We like him anyway!

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07/21/2010 04:25.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome! Nice picture!

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07/20/2010 07:14.40 AM Report This Comment  
welcome to hobby farms

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07/20/2010 06:09.26 AM Report This Comment  
What do you raise peacocks for? Hobby? For Sale?

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07/20/2010 02:59.37 AM Report This Comment  
I love your pics! My daughter has been looking into raising peacocks. What kind do you have?

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07/19/2010 10:38.40 AM Report This Comment  


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