New Member caring for a squatter

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peedy the Peacock, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Peedy the Peacock

    Peedy the Peacock In the Brooder

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    We had always heard the familiar peacock calls but one day a friend was riding her mower and texted "You do realize there's a peacock living in your back yard, right?" For two months Peedy the Peacock has been hanging out with us and around 8pm each evening he heads over to our large ash tree to roost.
    It was apparent that he had, at some point, sustained a leg injury as he arrived hopping on only his right leg. I have however seen him take several steps using both legs but he eventually returns to hopping. Despite his handicap he seems to be well adjusted and just loiters around while I hang my laundry or my guy works on something in the driveway. Our pitbull acknowledges his presence but shows no interest in invading his space.
    I've offered him carrots, strawberries, grapes, green beans, celery, swiss chard, cucumber, wild bird seed mixes containing cracked corn, sunflowers, and mealworms and occasionally a handful of meat-based cat food kibble but his favorite is watermelon (and french fries, of course). I find myself contemplating what type of shelter to provide for him here in Mid-Michigan considering he's basically a wild rogue bird (who is fond of my snacks). Thanks for sharing all the experiences.
     

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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Poor Peedy!
    Thanks for taking care of him. I believe @casportpony has pea fowl and can offer you good advice on how to best care for this pretty boy.
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    Totally awesome intro!
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  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

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    I must say that is one spectacular squatter.
    Thanks for doing what you can for him.
    :welcome
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    What we need here is Casportpony- she knows peafowl and much more.
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Thanks for taking care of him!!
     
  7. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    Awww what a beautiful squatter! I think it's great he has adopted you! Lots of great information here for you to help him out! Welcome to BYC!!
    :jumpy:welcome:jumpy
     
  8. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    Smart and beautiful. He came to the right house. Welcome to the flock. I hope you can get something built for him to help him make it through the winter.
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    WELCOME! Aww..he's lucky to have found you.
     
  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and good luck with your adopted bird.
     

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