My peahen escaped do you think she will come back?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by houndit, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I am quite worried. She flew up against the door which was unlocked as I was out there getting ready to feed them. Of course the door opened and she is now in a huge tree in the next field. I tried everything to get her down. She is calling but the other peafowl are not answering. Is there any chance she will come back to be near the others?
     
  2. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most likely she will come back. When she does do not chase her just walk slowly behind her and guide her to the door. It is also good to have someone inside the pen to keep the other birds from escaping. Have that person only open the door when she is almost near it and walk her back in. If you chase her or go to quickly she will fly up into the trees again. Shake a bucket of food so she can hear it and or put some watermelon inside the pen for the others to eat and she will come back [​IMG]
     
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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    AS long as you do not chase here she will be fine, give her space, she is just as scared as you are, open the door to her pen and wait for her to go back in if you can.
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    The above advise is exactly what you want to follow.

    My netting is always rubbing on the fence or netting causing it to break... [​IMG] Anyways that means I have dealt with many random escapes from my peafowl (normally just one gets out). In every single escape, they will always be back the next day.

    I had a white peahen escape and she flew out to the barn and up in a tall oak tree above the barn. All I could do was stare at her and hope when she flew down she wouldn't fly down behind the barn where it would be harder for her to get back to the aviary.

    In an escape situation it is very good for the bird to be up in a tree. This means they will be safe at night and by the next day they should be less spooked and ready to enter the pen.

    Anyways the next day my white peahen was pacing the outside of the pen wanting to go back inside. Escaped birds always eventually return to the pen and pace wanting to get back in so I let her back in. Sometimes having at least one other person can be helpful for blocking areas so the bird has to go the way you want it to. If the peafowl stops and bends its legs like it is about to jump, that means it is thinking about flying off so that is when you should stop walking to it or back up a little until it stops squatting like it is about to jump and then fly.
     
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  5. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    She is back in safe and sound. Thank you for your encouragement! I was scared!
     
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay!!![​IMG]

    Was it hard getting her back in or was she of no trouble?
     
  7. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I was outside working on a pen and I heard something. I looked up and saw a big bird come flying over. I thought to myself idly that Buzzard is flying low. A second later it hit me, that is no buzzard! That is my peahen. She flew out into our field and landed in a stand of smaller trees. I went down but she was still way to high for me to get to. I shook the branch and she came down lower. I got the ladder and with a little help climbed up and grabbed her. I think she was ready to be caught as she barely put up a fight. She was calling and calling while in the tree but the others would not answer her. I felt that if they would just answer her she would have found her way back to them, but they ignored her completely. I am so relieved now!!
     

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