New guys settling in...also another question for the experts (sorry).

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  1. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Greetings peapeople,

    You were all so helpful with advice about the rescued peas moving in with our gang.
    Thank you again!
    Here are the two new guys...they are still getting used to their new setting...

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    He's not sure about me yet...can't blame him.

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    He's not sure about me either, but he is sure that he likes organic sprouted wheat bread.

    Thank you again for your advice!
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty boys.
     
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I love the lighting in that first photo. It is great to hear that the rescued guys are doing well!
     
  4. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    They are very nice looking. I hope they get used to you soon. Keep giving them treats lol. Now they need some girls! [​IMG]
     
  5. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you all! I am VERY relieved that they feel at home here.
    All of my worries about conflicts with the gang seem to have been unfounded.(hooray).
    You're right, FGG, they could use more girls...they are quite interested in the two that live here now!

    Sorry to ask for more advice, but:

    One of these guys (in the second picture) has a little bit of a limp. Should I worry?
    He had it when he arrived here, and it has improved since he got out of his crate. He can definitely get around fine, is eating and drinking, can get up into the tree to sleep, etc.
    I had a pretty good look at it and there is no visible sign of injury. I'm only concerned because, from what I read here, peas will try to hide any illness or problem.
    So I wonder if it could be worse than it looks.

    I definitely wouldn't want to try to catch him unless it was necessary - he has had a lot of stress over the last few months.

    Thank you in advance for your advice!
     
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    If it has gotten a little better I don't know if I would worry about it too much. I went to a breeder one time and he had a green peacock in a pen with a horrible limp. The owner told us it was from fence fighting with a free-range male. The next time we visited the green peacock was walking perfectly as if he never had that weird limp. It is probably something that will go away but keep an eye on him. [​IMG]
     
  7. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks so much for that, MinxFox.
    That's what I was thinking too, but I have little experience with pea problems, so it seemed best to ask about it.
    I'll keep an eye on him and make sure he keeps improving.

    Another question for the experts:
    This same guy has been sleeping in the oak tree right above my house. Which is new for me - the gang usually sleeps further away. So, I notice that this guy's nighttime poop is white-ish, not the usual daytime version. Is this normal nighttime business? Or perhaps it's still stress? I know some creatures (ie cottontail rabbits) have different daytime and nighttime poop. Not sure how this works with peas.

    Again, thank you all!
     
  8. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes their poop is white. I think the pee is what makes it white since birds don't really pee they just poop. Peafowl seem to get a drink right before they fly up to roost so maybe he is just drinking a lot.
     
  9. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks once again MinxFox!
     

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