My peacocks in a tree.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by nickel chick, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. nickel chick

    nickel chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday when was cleaning my peacocks pen it was snowing as he went outside. He is out all the time so I didn't see the problem. next thing I knew he had flown up into a tree again I would just call him down by sh. I know he is shaking a food bucket and he would fly down. Well this time he has been out all night and this morning he just keeps flying from tree to tree and now is getting deeper in to the woods . He can see his pen and I still can see him but don't know how to get him back to his pen I am afraid if I try to get him down he will go farther into the woods. I know someone who couldn't get his peacocks off the top of their house and they died up there. I am so worried and ideas to help would be most welcome. I the mean time I will just keep Shaking my my bucket and calling him.Always as been good at staying in the yard.
     
  2. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's about all you can do, many times they'll come back when they're hungry.
     
  3. htg722

    htg722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this their first winter? My peafowl freaked out with the snow since this was their true first winter out since they were only babies last winter and were inside. My peahen was on the roof for 4 nights in below freezing temps with heavy snow showers. Would not come down until I cleared a patch of snow to reveal grass in front of barn door and threw down food as she watched the peacock eat.
     
  4. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully, everything worked out. You did what I would do. And some peafowl are just more adventurous than others. Like htg said, you could try clearing off a patch of snow. Maybe put something shiny in the clearing. The peafowl I currently have are experiencing their first winter. They're not fans of the snow, but will hang out on the coop and nearby trees. They always come back at night or when hungry. Good luck!
     
  5. izigg

    izigg Out Of The Brooder

    One trick you can try is to put a large mirror or mirrors one high and one on the ground somewhere angled he can see it with his food in front, he may come running in once he sees the other bird in his territory, works for me when I need to get mine inside for safety
     
  6. izigg

    izigg Out Of The Brooder

    You could also walk out to the tree his in with the mirror and show him his reflection and then start walking back stopping showing him again and then go put the mirror in his pen and get ready to close him in.
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    This original post was in December. I do also hope he came back.
     

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