tweety, well I was wondering if these other two peachicks would be mean to the tiny one or what would happen, but I took it out & put it in the carrier with the other two & it just snuggled in between them. They didn't seem to even notice it wasn't one of them. It took me until after dark to get everyone situated out there. I decided I wanted to put chicken wire all the way around the dog run on the inside just so the turkeys couldn't stick their heads through the chainlink, so I got out the ties & wow that took a lot longer than I thought it would. I finally got that all done & then had to go catch the turkeys, that was the really fun part. Those turkeys are getting pretty good sized now & when I went to catch them they just freaked. I opened the door on their house & one hopped right out of there & was over by the chicken run. Fortunately I was able to trap it with my net before it got too far. It took me awhile to catch all 7 turkeys, but I finally did & got them all set up in the dog run. They were like wow we have room to run around in here, they were really getting crowded in that small pen they were in. Hopefully they can stay in this one until I get something built for the peacocks & turkeys. I haven't told my DH about that project yet. After I got the turkeys all settled then I had to go clean out the pen they had been in, they're messy birds, & put down some new bedding for the peachicks. I finally got them all set up in there a little after dark. I could hear the little one peeping it's head off & see it walking up & down the fence for the pen. I could also see one of the older ones walking towards it & calling softly to it, so maybe it will take charge & help it along. Keep your fingers crossed that they will show it how to eat & drink. I can't even believe the poor little thing is alive at all at this point, it's so fragile. It really has to have a will to live or it would have already been dead. Wish me luck that these all continue to do well, I've never had peafowl before so this is all new to me. I won't know for quite some time what sexes I have so who knows what I'll end up with. All I know is that all 3 are India Blue, that part I do know.
I saw on the Wichita Craigslist today that someone in Mulvane has two adult male peafowl for $25 each, that is a bargain, if I had a pen to put them in I would have snatched them up, but I have nowhere to put them right now. I'm having to jockey for pens as it is. Isn't that how it usually is for most of us?
I still have a few lavender Orps coming & Cream Legbar chicks, so I'm going to have to make up my mind how many of the Welsummer chicks I really want to keep & then sell the rest. I have Swedish Flower Hen eggs going into the hatcher the 9th, I hope a few of them hatch anyway so I can recoup some of the money I have spent on eggs. I've spent a small fortune lately on shipped eggs with not that much return at all. Danz, you can probably relate. I'm pretty sure I have 4 Welsummer pullets & two roos, so that didn't turn out too bad. I have one Welsummer that hatched earlier on out in the grow-out pen outside along with the oddball white one, which at this point I can't tell the sex of as of yet since it didn't have the markings they usually do. There is a swap meet coming up in Arkansas City this coming Sunday, if I can get up in time I may take a few chicks down there, we'll see, it's awfully early for me.
There was some kind of celebration in town tonight, I couldn't tell if it was at the college or where, but it was close because I could hear the music well at my house & heard the fireworks but due to the trees couldn't see a thing. I had thought everything was tomorrow night, I guess I'd better check. Well everyone have a safe & fun 4th.