I am a total idiot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Florida chick, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    OK a momma Peahen got out on me last month I KNEW she must have made a nest I fed her almost everyday... TONIGHT she showed up with 8 Peachicks.... I grab her and she clawed the snot out of me.. I put her in a cage and the peachicks ran whistling into the woods. UGHHH I caught 2 the rest are lost in the deep thicket. We live in FL.
    SO I waited 2 hrs still couldn't find any even with momma calling to them. SO I LET HER GO! I kept the 2 chicks and successfully gave them to a momma hen.
    [​IMG] :mad: I am so MAD at myself! I thick I just made a HUGE mistake by maybe losing a gorgeous Peahen, trying to save a few Peachicks. OH MAN I am just sitting her crying. Any ideas???
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh jeesh! I know nothing about peahens...but I sure hope she comes back.....give her a few days....maybe the 2 babies calling will get her to come home. Good luck. And so sorry you were clawed....ouchy!!
  3. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    can you track her? if so you can prolly bait her and her kids into a place that you can catch them all.

    good luck
  4. I was going to suggest setting the mother in a cage and letting her call to her babies...But I finished reading your post and you said you let her go....

    Do you have the male around still??? Maybe he will call her and the babies home???
    Or possibly just keep setting food out like normal. Give her a few days then maybe some kind of cage that you can trap her and the babies into....

    Hope she comes home...
    Best of Luck
  5. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    Thanks guys, I CAUGHT HER! YIPPEE
  6. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Did you get anymore chicks?
  7. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    I caught 4 more but I am afraid I either miscounted or 2 got taken or lost lastnite... They are so stinking cute!~ All have the Pea eyeliner.

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