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I Have Peacocks Now

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by edbama2, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. edbama2

    edbama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! I just did a lot of bartering and got a hold of 3 peacocks in trade for 3 turkeys. They are all blues. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Very cool! If I said I wanted peacocks, DH would just run screaming into the night, LOL. Well, maybe not. He, to my surprise, liked my guineas. They are loud like peacocks, but not as beautiful as peacocks to most people, I think.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Great score!! Ohhhh, I wanted some...but DH said....ABSOLUTELY NOT!! LOL I think I am pushing it wanting guinies. Still looking for a few...so far, he is ok with it....LOL
     
  4. edbama2

    edbama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The people that I got them from said they sell their feathers 3 for $5 when they fall out. I have enjoyed watching them run around the small coop. I really need to make it bigger for them. It has just been way too hot. I hope that one of the little ones is a female. Now I just need to find some of them white ones. Does it ever end? LOL! [​IMG]
     
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They taste good to, thou the part where the feathers stick in has alot of cartilage so its not really edible. I always loved the look of them. I cooked one up after a friend accidently (Sure) hit his girlfriends LOUD male with his truck. I love the look of albino ones!

    I used to chase them for hours on my friends ranch growing up. They had tons of peacocks! We went home with lots of feathers each time.

    Bubba
     
  6. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Grats on them.
    When I was a kid, a friend and I tried to catch some of those that had escaped from somewhere and had been running around in a nearby ravine; thats when I discovered they could fly haha.
    Don't let em fly away [​IMG]
     
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  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would love to have peacocks but there screaming would probably cause me some troubles. LOL
     
  8. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It always surprises me when people say they would never have peacocks because of the noise. [​IMG] Well, I have 50-80 peacocks and I can promise you that they are not louder than my dogs!! The males only scream during breeding season. ( 3 months out of the year) The hens are very quiet. I have birds that roost at night in the tree outside my bedroom window and I almost never hear them. They are reactive to other noises and will often call back to a honking car or something, but the birds bring me so much joy that the little bit of noise is a small price to pay I think.
     
  9. Avrilon

    Avrilon Out Of The Brooder

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    Edbama2, you are so lucky!

    Kat, you have beautiful BEAUTIFUL birds! [​IMG] Oh my goodness, I just want 2 of each! I'm sure having a hard time waiting until I move to my little farm. Once I get there, I'm going to have so much fun. Do you sell many babies? I particularly love your geese, ducks, and peacocks - though fell in love with all of them.

    Avrilon
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:My husband gets up at 3am to go to work. He and the chickens pretty much share the same bedtime. He is a very light sleeper and our bedroom window faces the barn. Mating season would cause me troubles enough. I am not willing to trade a sleepless husband for the joy of seeing a strutting peacock in my yard. Well, not yet. LOL
     

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