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Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #43922 of 4991310/16/15 at 6:22pmpost #43923 of 4991310/16/15 at 7:45pmThread StarterQuote:
I wish! No parent sitter.post #43924 of 4991310/16/15 at 7:51pmThread Starter
2 new lil weener piglets tonight I love the babies. Will post pics tomorrow! Got them home and snuggled in.
Better yet, a new friend tonight too, and invited them to join us here! They have already joined our facebook page.post #43925 of 4991310/16/15 at 8:22pm
I'm finally going to post some photos from the peafowl rescue! Some of you wondered if I was left at the rescue, wandering in the woods for a almost a week. lol I've had too much going on this week, but I managed to put together a narrative with photos, which I had ellymayRans/Mandy proof.
Abandoned Peafowl Rescue
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Hoaders’ property, Indianapolis
After noticing peacocks walking around in the road, a compassionate neighbor named Dawn discovered that her elderly neighbors could no longer care for their peafowl and cats. Exact numbers still aren’t known since the property covers acres. The elderly couple gave Dawn permission to rehome the animals, so she began feeding them while working on a rehoming plan. If she didn’t care for them, the county would destroy the animals because of the number of animals and their living conditions. The cats were captured and assessed by Dawn and a veterinarian friend. Mandy, who owns peafowl, heard about the situation and discussed the logistics of a peafowl rescue with Dawn. After confirming a peacock rescue plan with her family, Mandy turned to the best support group in Indiana—our Indiana BYC members! Members offered the use of their dog kennels, money for expenses, and their time as volunteers.
The Rescue Team included: Determined Dawn; @ellymayRans/Mandy, the Resourceful Leader; @racinchickins/Patrick, Fearless Assistant; @pbirdhaven/Judy, who took time off from the poultry show circuit to help and also recruited her two sisters; and Mother2Hens/Julie and her adventurous Indy friends, Karen and Steve. For being “city folk,” they jumped right in like old pros!
Dawn coaxed the wary peafowls into the garage by offering them canned cat food. Patrick then quickly rolled down the garage door. He and Mandy slipped through a small side door and captured each peafowl using large nets. It was a mutually disturbing experience; panicked peafowl pooped on their rescuers!
After Patrick and Mandy had caught a peafowl, they handed it (upside down to subdue it) through the side door to one of us who placed it in a dog kennel.
Patrick, Mandy, and Dawn are pleased after a successful day. A total of 15 peafowls were captured and only two escaped!
Steve, Patrick, and Dawn cover and calm the captives.
Peafowl is the term given to two species of bird, which are members of the pheasant family. The Indian Blue Peafowl is a native bird to the Indian subcontinent and the Green Peafowl breeds from east Burma to Java. Males are called Peacocks and females are Peahens. Peafowl are large birds with males measuring up to 7.5 feet in length and females being smaller at 34 inches in length. The tail length of the male Peafowl can be 4–5 feet. Peacocks weigh 9–13 pounds and Peahens weigh 6–9 pounds.
Peacocks have strong legs with sharp, powerful metatarsal spurs also known as “kicking thorns” that they use to defend themselves against predators—as Patrick unfortunately discovered! (web photo of spurs)
Patrick outsmarts a muscovy duck in hiding while pbirdhaven/Judy (far left, front) and her sisters wait to assist.
The molting duck’s wing bled a little from the net, but thankfully he’s on the mend.
Julie and Mandy were ready to take a lunch break, thanks to Dawn who had pizza delivered for everyone. Judy and her sisters brought snacks and much needed water! (M2H’s shirt collected small prickly burrs while she searched the property for peafowl).
Expertly configured and safely packed, Mandy drives the lucky birds to a new clean, safe environment. They’re currently quarantined and are receiving treatment for health concerns.
4 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Four Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender English/American Orp, and Bielefelder. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.
4 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Four Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender English/American Orp, and Bielefelder. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.post #43926 of 4991310/16/15 at 8:22pm
4 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Four Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender English/American Orp, and Bielefelder. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.post #43927 of 4991310/16/15 at 8:23pmQuote:Originally Posted by Indyshent
Polish roos= David Bowie with the super poofy 80's feathered hair
As a long time Bowie fan, I must point out that his iconic red hair (Polish chicken style) was from 1972-74. He's always been ahead of his time.post #43928 of 4991310/16/15 at 8:43pmThread Starter
@Mother2Hens awesome narrative. I almost felt like I was there!post #43929 of 4991310/16/15 at 8:55pmThread Starter
If anyone wants to help support @ellymayRans rescue efforts, please remember you can also send her funds through paypal.
Myjokerr@gmail.compost #43930 of 4991310/17/15 at 6:22am
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