How to easily and successfully move the peas?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by WestKnollAmy, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    So as I am continuing to build the pens and hopefully finish them up soon for my new peas, I would really love to hear everyone's experiences, ideas and tips on how to move my peas to their new home here on my farm.
    Do I move late afternoon or evening? Early morning?
    Do I take this opportunity to introduce new breeding pairs or trios together? Or wait til they are more calm to introduce new ones?

    We are only moving them about 2 miles so that isn't going to be very difficult but how do I keep from killing the poor dears once getting them moved here?
    I have already lost one pea when her pen mates left. I don't know why she died but she had others beside her in another pen and wanted in there with them. After a week of making her neck raw by wanting in there I opened the gate and let her in. They seemed to do well with her but the few days later I found her dead. No attack marks visible. I don't want to lose any others to my ignorance.
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I would move them early in the morning, gives them the day to settle in and not be freaked and honking all night long cause they are lost, also if you are going to change the way they are paired now would be a good time as putting them in a new pen together means no one is in charge yet and they won't be squabbling cause someone is in their territory

    Others have more experience on moving them, i have raised mine from hatch so they were easy.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013

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