Originally Posted by chicken grandma
March 6th. Does anyone want to leave Grand Rapids area about 10:30a.m. for the Small Flock Poultry Workshop which will take place until about 5pm at M.S.U. in E. Lansing? I do not want to go to the Pullorium Certification Workshop earlier but I would be interested in the Sm. Flock Poultry Workshop.
I would like to go to the Pullorium Certification Workshop, if I do not have to work on that day.
I am willing to carpool with someone.
Well, I had an interesting night. This is how it went- I had gone to a 3 hour meeting in Grand Rapids with my parents and two of my oldest sisters. We got back home at 9:30, and my youngest sister said that she had fed the calves for us, and I asked her if the peafowl had gone back to the coop, she said ''I don't know, the coop door was closed.'' The wind must have shut it, thus locking the peafowl out.
So, I went out with my best spotlight, and our 7 months old puppy to find 7 peafowl. Found a white and a silver pied on the roof of the coop, so got a step ladder to get on the roof. The roof has frost on it, thus it was very slippery. As I got where the birds are, both got spooked, and one slid off on the other side to the ground, and the other slid a bit down on my side. Grabbed that white one and finished sliding off the roof, then put it in the pen. When I went to get the silver pied, I found 4 more peafowl on the wheelbarrow. Made two trips to the coop with them, while almost hitting my head on the electric wire that goes to the calve's fencing.... 1 more to find, a white one, shined the light all over the place, and found it on the old chicken trailer coop's roof. I climbed on the hitch part, and as I made a leap to grab the legs, I slipped a bit and missed, and that scared the bird into flying. It flew unbelievably high and fast due south. I have searched for almost an half hour on two different fields. I could not see when it have flown, for the trailer was blocking my view. The snow had mostly melted, so, it would have been easier to find a pure white peafowl in the dark. But I could not find it. The bird must have flown about a quarter of a mile for me not to find it. I am praying for it to be safe from predators. I will not let the other peafowl free range until the runaway comes back.
I am feeling sick over this.