I live north of San Francisco in a residential neighborhood. Four years ago someone thought it would be a good idea to get a pair of peacocks and leave them loose in the neighborhood. The next year they released another pair. They raised these from chicks. The first pair had one male baby last year so now we have 3 males and 2 females. The males have been screaming non stop all night long and the middle male is trying to kill my chickens by mating with them. He moderately hurt one chicken and if I was not on scene to get him off he would have killed her. I think the older one has claimed the 2 hens and that he needs some girls. The year old male is with my chickens every day fanning out his tail feathers and doing his mating dance for them. It's probably a matter of time before he tries to mate with them, too. The 2 peahens go after my chickens with this weird sideways stance but have never made contact with them. They do this to chase them off around their food. I have 6 hens and no rooster,
The humane society has dropped off traps and I am attempting to trap them. I would love information on trapping and what treats are best to catch them with. Also, if you are a responsible peafowl owner you are welcome to them. They are blue colored, young and healthy. They were hand raised babies and are not afraid of people.
My chickens free range in a large fenced yard and I am afraid to leave them and am missing work so I am trying to get them caught and rehomed asap. One has already been hit by a car. Nobody is giving them the proper care or feed. They eat my chicken feed and the treats that neighbors feed them. Nobody will admit to buying them and letting them free at this point but I'm very sure who did it and he told the animal control officer that they are not his but he will be very upset if they are trapped and taken away. He's absolved himself of all responsibility so he can not reclaim them once they are caught.
The humane society said that they have no problem adopting out healthy peafowl.
Edited by New Pullet - 4/14/16 at 9:17pm