HELP PEAHEN STUCK IN TREE FOR 3 DAYS!!!!!

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  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    SUGGESTIONS? [​IMG] She will not come down!!! WE have tried bird bombs and the fire department is coming, but she just moves from tree to tree!
     
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    I'm sure you have been putting food out where she can see it? Are there any special treats she likes?

    It sounds like something may have scared her up into the tree, so she may still be nervous, poor girl. But as long as she is up there she knows that she's safe.If your efforts are just making her switch trees, I would consider leaving leave her alone - the last thing you want to do is to make her decide to leave the area altogether! I know it's very difficult, but you might just have to be patient and wait for her to feel safe enough to come back down on her own.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.. she will come down when she feels it is safe, trying to make her come down could end in disaster, try putting some food on a high place near the tree if you can, something has frightened her pretty bad for her to stay up their so long.

    Glad you found her [​IMG]
     
  4. chicknmania

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    Well....she loves dry catfood, but I can't put that out really....I mean everything else would just eat it. I don't know what scared her. My son said she came out of the barn at breakfast time on Thanksgiving morning, and flew up there. The peas have done that before. I really think she just flew up there for fun, and now she's afraid to come down. She can see the barn and she knows that's where the food and shelter is. But there is not really a clear landing pad for her, it's all brush and stuff, and she's really high...75 to 100 feet.
     
  5. chicknmania

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    Thanks, I'm glad we found her too! Gaah, what a nightmare! You don't think she'll stay up there til she dies, do you?


    And I'd been looking for her up there! All this time! But I thought she was just a squirrel nest, there's a lot of them. Til this morning, something made me look up, and I saw the nest move....[​IMG] I mean I THINK she was up there all this time, since that's where he saw her last....
     
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    I'm guessing that she's not worried about where to land, but about whatever creature scared her.
    Could you put (throw?) some food on top of the barn?

    She will definitely come down!! Don't worry!!!
     
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  7. Uh...She is a BIRD. Sorry, had to throw that out there for a reality check. She flew up there, she will come down. I feel sorry for anyone who gets ahold of her up there. Probably going to hurt her and the other person. Get everybody out of the way and go inside. She will decide the excitement is over and will come down eventually.
     
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  8. chicknmania

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    haha. I know it sounds dumb. But she's a peahen too and they do strange things, sometimes. She really does act like she's afraid to come down, because it's too high, she looks around like a cat does when it's trying to find a way down.. There's no way anyone is getting up to where she is. This is an extremely tall tree with no overhanging branches to speak of, and she's at the top of it.. No ladder truck is going to reach her. We just thought maybe if it got close, it might scare her down. But chances are she'd just fly to another tree. I was originally worried that maybe she was sick up there, or too weak to come down....since she probably hasn't eaten. But they don't eat much when they go broody, either. So, I guess I will put a game camera out and see if she is coming down and then going back up. We could try putting food on the roof, I guess...
     
  9. chicknmania

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    I wonder if the snow on the ground could be disorienting her. If that's the case, it is supposed to warm up over the next few days, and also once it does, and the snow melts, the peacocks will venture out more.....maybe they will convince her all is well, and she can come down...
     
  10. zazouse

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    Has she ever seen snow before? None of my birds would come off the roost when we got a light snow fall a few years back, it had my guineas screaming their heads off, snow is a treat here but the birds didn't think so they were scared to land on it.
     

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