Just had my big huge tree topped off/ my future peafowl tree

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by wannabchick, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    I saw some tree climbers working across the road.. ran over.. and brought them back to cut down a tree, .. to make it a peafowl tree..
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    I think its now 16 or so feet tall.. so now to go and measure from extended branch out.. to see how much netting I will truly need.
    I guess I will have to put a big wood pole right up against the tree taller then the tree.. so the netting can be more like teepee style and a few more poles on the back and sides of it.. okay, so now.. I will need 4 big poles.. ayyaya.. do they sell.. 20 foot poles for cheap somewhere????????????????

    this is where I will add another run area, off of the exsisting run area.. so I can open the gate and make one large run, or keep the runs seperate from one another. But hoping this tree gets some use in the future for my gang. Yep gang now.. gonna go from one peahen.. to 3 more next week..

    guess I better get moving on the run. ... LOL
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are gonna roost so comfortably in the tree. You can get some more tree chopper people and have them cut some more trees for you, and they would make a nice wood post.
     
  3. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is awesome! You've just given me another idea to use for the aviaries in my head (they'll have to wait a few years before they exist for real). Have you thought about cutting down a whole tree, trimming it the way you like, and securing it in the ground? If you wanted to make it "look alive" again, you could plant a nontoxic vine to climb up it, like passionflower or honeysuckle. Hammer carpenter staples to train the vine up the trunk, and wrap around the branches when it reaches them. I did something similar with three types of clematis going up an ugly old pear tree in my old backyard. The first to bloom was small-light-pink-flowered Clematis montana "Mayleen" in late spring, followed by the large-deep-purple-flowered Clematis "Jackmanii" in mid summer, followed by the tiny-white-flowered Clematis terniflora "Sweet Autumn Clematis" in late summer-early fall.

    :)

    ~Chris
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ooh sounds pretty! I wanted to have scuppernong vines grow up the peafowl pen fence, but so far the vine hasn't really taken off much. When we got it it was small, and now that it is spring it is budding again. I hope it really takes off this year. It has attached itself to the pen in only a few places. I really do want to grow scuppernongs they are my favorite fruit of all time! I did a work camp with our Church's youth group last year and one person's yard we worked in had a fence covered with beautiful scuppernong vines covered with scuppernongs. I really need to learn how to successfully grow vines![​IMG]

    wannabchick that is going to be a great pen, I can't wait to see the peafowl on that tree enjoying themselves![​IMG]
     
  6. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ooh sounds pretty! I wanted to have scuppernong vines grow up the peafowl pen fence, but so far the vine hasn't really taken off much. When we got it it was small, and now that it is spring it is budding again. I hope it really takes off this year. It has attached itself to the pen in only a few places. I really do want to grow scuppernongs they are my favorite fruit of all time! I did a work camp with our Church's youth group last year and one person's yard we worked in had a fence covered with beautiful scuppernong vines covered with scuppernongs. I really need to learn how to successfully grow vines![​IMG]

    wannabchick that is going to be a great pen, I can't wait to see the peafowl on that tree enjoying themselves![​IMG]

    OMG, too funny...I noticed that your profile says you're in Florida, so I was thinking of mentioning a fruiting vine to you after reading your reply. I had never heard of "scuppernongs" but thought "oooh, I should mention muscadines." I started typing that response, then googled "scuppernong" and found out that they ARE muscadines.

    Have you thought about roses? I think a big bush of "Mutabilis" would look awesome in your pen.

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  7. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I have thought about roses but wasn't sure what kind so thanks! We do have some rose vines that were there before we build the pen. Last year when I cut them back to clear out the area for the pen they didn't bloom. I am not sure if they will bloom this year but they make some nice green ground cover in the pen and the peafowl like to peck at the leaves but don't tear it up, which is also nice.

    Oooh I just googled Mutabilis, they are so pretty! I will definately have to go get some. I have been meaning to go plant shopping recently to find more stuff to try in the peafowl pen. I put some pampas grass in there with them I can't wait for it to get big. The one in our front yard is so huge!

    I can't wait for the small trees in the pen to get bigger. This year the pear tree branches are a bit longer and it is providing more shade which is good.
     
  8. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    C&Rman :

    They are gonna roost so comfortably in the tree. You can get some more tree chopper people and have them cut some more trees for you, and they would make a nice wood post.

    I hope so, they better..lol, my husband hasn't even noticed yet..he's gonna kill me..hehhehe hahahahaah

    Xoxox​
     
  9. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Roses are gorgeous, and u being in Florida..wowzer they bloom if you get the everblooming kind constantly..

    I love roses...
    Xoxoxo
     
  10. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:I bought a lot of vines last year and planted around my house..my dag on clematis did nadir...now I do see the autumn clematis shooting up again this year..so hopefully it really tries and takes off..my jackminni died, I put in the ground 6 different kinds..I swear I do not have a green thumb for them

    What I love so soooo sooooo much..I will not plant anywhere near them, because their poisonous to them is morning glory but..what a great covering vine and absolutely exquisite at night..dag on it..why oh why do u have to be poisonous..

    I am going to check into more of what u shared and research..thank u

    Xoxo
     

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