Got attacked today.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by destinduck, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I finally took out the red golden hen that has been living with my boy for a while. He displays for her all the time but its time to make some red golden babies. Anyway Im glad I had a coat on cause my green male gave me a severe beatdown when I grabbed up his woman before I could get out. Luckily no bad hurt cause I hunched in a corner but it sure scared the poop out of me! I go in there all the time(even earlier that day) to rake set food in and even when hes displaying. never expected or seen that coming. Yee haw! Just wanted to share.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do not get between a horny male and his woman. [​IMG]
     
  3. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Amen [​IMG]
     
  4. Pfauenfreund

    Pfauenfreund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome in the club. A green male means you have to take always attention. Never show them your back, keep them always in your eyes when you are in the aviary.
    If he attacks you once he will do it soon or later again. Especially the starting of the mating season is a critical period, the males are very nervous.
    What I have notices it that the males are being vengeful, even with the hens. If you can see in autumn or winter that there is a small stress between a male and a hen, exchange the hen before the mating season starts. Up to know I had in this case always the problem that the green males were not only attacking me, they are attacking the hen at the beginning of the mating season too. If in such case your aviary is too small or the hen has not possibility to hide he will kill the even his hen. If you are lucky you will find the hen with a bloody head.
    In my opinion the reason is that green peafowl are not so domesticated and in the wild the males are singles and the hens are coming and going as they want. If in the wild there is a stress between a hen and a male the hen will avoid a conflict with the male, but in our aviaries she has to stay.
    Green peafowl are in any case very special.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Pecker Head took off my hat today, lol.

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  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Oh NO not the hat [​IMG]

    Patch took my green towel and tried to mate with it
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  7. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You people in the warm climates,,,,,,,,,,,geesh! Oh well it's supposed to be in the 70's in Missisippi this weekend. May get a sunburn.And there is a wine shop close that I've got to visit. My sis said she noticed among other things they have elderberry and dandelion wine there and thats all the reason to make a trip.Hatch-a-longs may have new meaning this summer with a southern twang.
     
  8. Micah 808

    Micah 808 Out Of The Brooder

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    Every rooster 8ve had Which is 6 now has totally attacked me it scares me. I hate because they were so beautiful. Im trying for the last time I really want
    chicks....
     
  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    The red golden hen squacked a little when i grabbed her out and that may have been what sent him over the edge. I forgive him. He is sweet as he has ever been since then. Like Sourland said Took his display piece and he was not happy.Cant blame him really. Guess Id be mad too!
     
  10. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Haha when I went to drive to Rocking BAB Ranch my parents were sad that I am not old enough to buy alcohol because there is a wine store near Rocking B-A-B Ranch that has muscadine wine that they really like.
     

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