Funny Life of African Crowned Cranes on the farm...... : )

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by chickenzoo, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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    What kind of trouble should we get into today..... We could chase the chicken under the horse trailer....... no, no, we did that this morning. We could take over the swimming pool from the swans...... no, no they fight back and chase us....... I want to flex my muscles

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    Hey, their's the emu .... watch these moves.....

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    High- ya , Fa- Cha - Wa...........

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    Kong Fu Crane........

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    I knew he'd run like a girl...... Ok, I'm bored........ lets look for bugs..
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  2. Joycats

    Joycats Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have cranes AND swans???? I'm so jealous! Very beautiful birds, I enjoyed the story and pics. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenzoo

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    They are always in some type of trouble..... if you leave it out they will play with it, jump on it or rip it up all over the yard. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenzoo

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  5. Joycats

    Joycats Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Do you breed the cranes? They are on my wish list, for waaaay in the future. [​IMG] I currently have peafowl, are the cranes much more difficult to maintain and keep than peafowl?
     
  6. chickenzoo

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    Hi, no I don't breed them as my pair is related. Id love to find an unrelated pair one day, I only got these because a friends had babies and i bought them from him. They are pretty easy to keep, they get a crane diet pellet from Mazuri along with layer , dog food and catfish chow. It is all free choice so they can pick what they want. Worm them like peafowl and give them a lot of space. Mine are pinioned and free range the property. I've had them from 3 months old, so I don't know if that makes a difference in me being able to free range them. They can be dangerous, when cornered or trying to handle them. They can peck at your eyes, face etc... But if handled from very young they can be friendlier. I do enjoy watching mine and they will get within 5 feet of me.
     
  7. Joycats

    Joycats Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the information. I also love swans, maybe someday......I have a loooong wish list! [​IMG] By the way, I love your decals and will be placing an order.
     
  8. chickenzoo

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    Thanks, I have Black swans............. love them. So much personality. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenzoo

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    I'll try and get more pics.... they have been really frisky in this cool weather [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenzoo

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    Still waiting to get pics.... camera needs charging. [​IMG]
     

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