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Do people eat Peacocks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 10, 2008.

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  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    A neighboring farm has/had 3 Peacocks. She had them for a couple of months in her chicken pen then let them loose on her property. She has 2 German Shepherds that are famous for killing her ducks.

    WELL, there's a Peacock in my woods. A young male. I feed him and gave him water because he was panting really hard. Then after about an hour of standing in the woods getting eaten by bugs I cornered him and he went NUTS. He was so big I couldn't get a good grip on him and he got away...honking at me as he took off.

    Now I live in an area full of morons. This past fall (or was it winter??) a dumb@$$ shot at a deer that was in my front yard...towards my house! I'm afraid someone will see him and kill him for food. I've never heard of eating a Peacock. Do people eat them? If so he's a goner. [​IMG] Heck folks around here would kill him for fun. Hopefully he stays on my property.

    Edited to fix the title. Go was supposed to be "Do" [​IMG]
     
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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I have heard of people eating them. In fact, my friend, who owns a ranch, had them as pets and one of her farm workers broke into their enclosure and caught them... then ate them. [​IMG] He was obviously fired....
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Oh Brother...
    Good luck trying to catch him...

    I would hope they wouldn't eat them...
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    You never saw Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in Six Days and Seven Nights??? They said it was better than chicken!
     
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  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    We are all edible really.
     
  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Quote:Soylent Green is people!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
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  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I can hear him hollering in the woods. He's alive for now. I hope to keep feeding him and hopefully I'll have me a free ranging Peacock. [​IMG] Or if I can catch him should I give him back? If I give him back he'll just be killed by the neighbor's dogs.
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Oh eyah,,,, and what about Lost! The Story of the Andes Survivors???? LOL,,,, they skinned the dead and made jerky on the top of the aircraft... oh yeah,, but they didn't have any peacocks,,,,,
     
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