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Originally Posted by Tavian1309 View Post

Really cool! my mom was walking out of work one day, and found peacock feathers in the field behind Fedex right outside of Grand rapids michigan. They survive the winters and thrive!

The rains can wash feathers into the ground so if you found a bunch a feathers it is more likely a peacock did not survive :hugsBut they can survive your area if someone feeds them when weather kills their food source or covers it up with snow..


Edited by zazouse - 4/15/14 at 2:10pm

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“You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can’t really begin to appreciate love until your heart has been broken. And you can’t really begin to appreciate happiness until you’ve known sadness. Once you’ve walked through the valley, the view from the mountaintop is breathtaking"

 

 

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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by zazouse View Post

The rains can wash feathers into the ground so if you found a bunch a feathers it is more likely a peacock did not survive hugs.gif But they can survive your area if someone feeds them when weather kills their food source or covers it up with snow..
We found about 3 feathers, I'm sure it wasn't a male that was dead. We contacted the DNR and they said they are known to inter grate with flocks of wild turkey.
post #13 of 16

I also live in eastern michigan, near the bay. I have also got wild peacocks in my backyard. We live in the country near woods and these peacocks, one male, one albino female and two chicks have been living in the tree-line adjacent to our property. Every day they come out and eat from near our pond. Can these peacocks survive outside during our tough Michigan winters? I've been hearing more stories of people seeing "wild" peacocks in Michigan. Can a few escapees suddenly thrive and create a "wild" community of peacocks in an area they're not native? 

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I also live in eastern michigan, near the bay. I have also got wild peacocks in my backyard. We live in the country near woods and these peacocks, one male, one albino female and two chicks have been living in the tree-line adjacent to our property. Every day they come out and eat from near our pond. Can these peacocks survive outside during our tough Michigan winters? I've been hearing more stories of people seeing "wild" peacocks in Michigan. Can a few escapees suddenly thrive and create a "wild" community of peacocks in an area they're not native? 


I don't know how cold it gets in Michigan but peafowl usually know how to take care of themselves and survive for the most part. They can create a peafowl flock there because a few areas here in Idaho were people dump peafowl out on the road and then there becomes a peafowl flock of the city or area after a few years.

post #15 of 16
The peacocks have been sticking around thankfully. We have been feeding them torn up pieces of bread and they seem to be getting used to finding food in my yard. They are even walking up on the back porch. Should I start feeding them birdseed or is bread ok? (my wife works at a restaurant and gets old dinner rolls for the pond turtles). Will they end up getting comfortable around us enough to feed them close up? The white one is beautiful and I would like a close enough encounter to take a good picture.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by denduma View Post

The peacocks have been sticking around thankfully. We have been feeding them torn up pieces of bread and they seem to be getting used to finding food in my yard. They are even walking up on the back porch. Should I start feeding them birdseed or is bread ok? (my wife works at a restaurant and gets old dinner rolls for the pond turtles). Will they end up getting comfortable around us enough to feed them close up? The white one is beautiful and I would like a close enough encounter to take a good picture.

Maybe as a small treat. Wheat, Barley, Soy, and Oats they can eat.  It might be a while. First just scatter pieces near you to get them used to getting close then maybe try feeding them out of your hand.

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