New thoughts on catching free range peacocks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Wrensongfarm, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Wrensongfarm

    Wrensongfarm New Egg

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    I saw an old post on catching peacocks but was wondering if anyone had a tried/true method(s). I caught the female but have a full grown male and a male youngster to catch. I'm worried about the peahen getting lonely in her pen all by herself. The boys are pretty wary of me now...due to my botched attempts at catching them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Tammy
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought fishing nets and used them to catch wild ones. I also threw it over them and I threw some old netting over them. I set live animal traps to I put apples and chicken scartch in it and I caught a few that way.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Low-brass 7 1/2 shot works well. #6 shot for the really spooky ones. [​IMG]
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    Low-brass 7 1/2 shot works well. #6 shot for the really spooky ones. [​IMG]

    I hope I am misunderstanding you but do you mean to shoot them?​
     
  6. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope I am misunderstanding you but do you mean to shoot them?

    This guy don't like Peafowl, and always has some smart!#? remark [​IMG] . He should say where the chicken post are since that's all he likes.
     
  7. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope I am misunderstanding you but do you mean to shoot them?

    This guy don't like Peafowl, and always has some smart!#? remark [​IMG] . He should say where the chicken post are since that's all he likes.

    You mean me or the other guy?
     
  8. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This guy don't like Peafowl, and always has some smart!#? remark [​IMG] . He should say where the chicken post are since that's all he likes.

    You mean me or the other guy?

    The other guy.
     
  9. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You mean me or the other guy?

    The other guy.

    He should stick to the chickens [​IMG]
     
  10. LoveMyBirds374

    LoveMyBirds374 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 8-year old son actually captured my free-range peafowl for me. Simply by chance, he saw my peacock walk into my husband's workshop. So, my son ran over and shut the door. I was then able to grab his legs and pen him up. I then (my son's idea) placed my peacock in the shop (in his temporary kennel) to lure my peahen in. It was just a few mimutes, and I had her as well.

    These birds are definitely human-shy, and I had never been able to get too close to them. Nets and stuff didn't work. They were always just out of reach and too fast.

    The "shop trap" worked perfectly. It's a small shop. Not too many places to get away from us.
     

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