New Residents - 1 Escapee

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by AllCoop'dUp, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got 1 Peacock and 3 Peahens 3 weeks ago. Last week horrible weather ripped a hole in the netting over the enclosure and the Peacock escaped. I can't find "Houdini" anywhere. The breeders say that he won't go far since the hens are still in lockdown, but I can't find or hear him anywhere. I have ton's of tall trees for him to be safe, but I'm concerned that if I let the girls out they'll all just disappear.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    keep the hens penned......check those trees at night. place feed on outside of pen just in case he comes back..be maybe lost..hens should call . listen for his call ......
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Any luck here? This happened to a friend day before yesterday.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Well, my friend got hers back, and it's a good thing, because they had been on her property less than 24 hours!

    Hope you got yours, too!
     
  5. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Houdini" has been heard, but not sighted. I have sprinkled sunflower seeds and 5 grain around the outside of the pen and trails up and through the woods trying to entice him. Unfortnately, the ducks, geese and chickens just follow and eat it. I really wish he would come roost closer to the girls, whom I've still got penned up. I have not heard them returning any of his calls. I'm concerned that if they start laying eggs, none will be fertile.[​IMG]
     
  6. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well...it's been a little over a month and Houdini has not returned. I can hear numerous males all around, but haven't seen any. If the females don't make a mating call, how is the male going to find his way back? I can't really place any food outside the pen, the chickens, ducks and geese will just eat it up. How do I entice Houdini back, or even one of the other males I can hear. They haven't started laying, but when they do the eggs won't be fertile.[​IMG]

    Just not having much luck this season with my hatching. Put 22 duck eggs under a sittng goose and only 1 hatched out. All the others got totally smashed trying to hatch and they had fully developed ducklings in them. After 5 days of hand feeding the mother goose and her two goslings, came home last night and the baby duck is gone. No body, nothing. The goose still has 9 goose eggs in the nest, but I'm not sure if any more will hatch out. Just heartbroken about the ducklings. I didn't think the small Roman Goose would be too heavy for the duck eggs. Fatal mistake that won't happen again.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    my guess he found some hen, could even be chicken or etc.

    peahen make a lower call.
     

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