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have been coupedi think its time?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by gaza, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. gaza

    gaza In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2010
    hi ,my 3 peacocks have been couped up in a 10x10 temperary pen since i let them out of my house,after a few weeks after getting them as day olds
    they have done fine,comming to the kitchen window,when opened,hand fed,when ever.
    all three are tame,but one is soooo tame.
    anyway,now they are starting to fly,and hitting the netting,which,as it is just bird repelant grade[ie,plastic mesh],rip it.
    obviously,they want/need more space
    i intend to free range them,one got out last week,and just stuck around,and went back into the pen when i got home!!,waiting!!,as if to say,"hello",where have you been?,wanted to get back into the pen!!!lol
    i have to put flyers around the neighbourhood,before releasing them,but was planning on this in jan.
    they are six months old now
    i hate to let my babies out,as i am so attacted to them!!
    kissing /cuddling them!!
    i guess the time has come?!!!\\
    mom has to let go??

  2. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I let mine out right at 4 months , they are comming 5 months old and only stray about 30 foot from their safe area late in the evening, the rest of the time they like to hang out in our dark 60 by 100 barn.

    I am glade they don't go far cause they are so young and right now they are learning about preditor scares from my guineas and chickens.

    I set up perches around the outside of the barn for them but the guineas and chickens use them more than the peas [​IMG]

    What kind do you have cause i read the green ones are prone to fly away if you try to free range them like IB.

    Do you have photos of your beauties?

  3. gaza

    gaza In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2010
    sorry,dont have anyway of posting pics.
    as far as i can tell,all are IBS,but think,1 is black shouldered,and the other 2 are IB splits.
    funning thing!!
    all have been so quiete till now.
    now the older one is honking!!!!
    dont see any stress factors,or nothing out of the ordinary!!
    is he calling ,because he has found his voice?????????????????
    wish me luck on my realease!!
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    Quote:what is that really dark peahen?
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    I'm pretty sure it is the lighting and that it is an india blue peahen but she just has a bit darker feathers than the others.[​IMG]
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    wow ive never seen one that dark!

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