Help asap, peafowl gone

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by IloveBuffy, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of our peafowl flew the coop. We caught one (chased her into the run), but two peahens are still missing. How do I catch them? We are going to the feed store to pick up bird netting and dried mealworms, and we are going to go into our woods with a net. Do they have a favorite treat?
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry about your runaway girls! [​IMG]

    I hate to say this, but it is incredibly unlikely that you'll be able to net your girls in the woods.
    Your best bet is to herd them into some enclosed space and then try to catch them.
    Are there any sheds/barns/garages around where they've gone? Or could you herd them back towards your own house/their pen?

    My experience with this kind of thing is that you have to be patient. I know it seems urgent to get them back but if you can gradually get them used to, for example, having food left for them in a certain place, you'll increase the odds of being about to herd/catch them.

    You do want to be careful about scaring them further away from your house.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    How long have you had them?
    The last thing ya need to do is chase them, get them riled up and it could be days or never before you get a chance to get them in their pen and may very well loose them all together.. [​IMG]
     
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  4. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! We got them! They were in with the chickens all along![​IMG]
     
  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Good news! [​IMG] Glad to hear it was a false alarm!
    And you must be so relieved.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]YEA [​IMG]
     
  7. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you found your peafowl!! Birds can be so silly sometimes! [​IMG]
     

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