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Opening the gate to the peafowl and guinea pen...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by critters, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    yep! I opened the gate and let them out around noon today , half day being their first day out....
    and most were great about going back in close to sundown...

    26 guineas and 6 peafowl.....1 guinea would not go in, he sat next to an adult peacock in the tree
    very set in his choice to stay out....and 3 peafowl sat mid way up the tree, one branch below
    Snowy, an adult pea and 2 branches below Blu, the adult male and boss...
    feel sure they will be ok and very glad they stuck around...[​IMG]

    the peas were born around March 2011 and the guineas about September 2011


    took Deerman's advice and let only 1/2 of peas out, but now they are in a tree...
    hmmm, guess ok, like I said, they are still here...they stuck around !!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
  2. They are definitely going to get in the trees or on the roof late in the day. The fact that they are close by is good. Throw some food out or set a feeder in their original cage and get them used to coming close for food.
     
  3. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want them in the pen nights keep their feed in there for them to go in and out and eat during the day. Give them a treat early enough inside so you can close the door for the evening. I've noticed the younger ones will go into the trees earlier for the night. If you feed once or twice a day put the food in the pen. I'm sure happy I didn't let any out. You probably already this but just in case though I'd mention it. [​IMG]
     
  4. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, sorry, meant to continue after "I'm happy I didn't let any ou"t. We've got some severe thunder, lightening and rain . I have a terrified Mini Aussie and both need to go potty but are holding it for now, LOL!!! I do have 4 peafowl in one of our big old growth Live Oak trees. Feel bad for them.
     
  5. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know what you mean when you get any kind of bad weather those that sleep
    in the trees generally get wet,blown,frozen and what ever the elements throw at them.

    but yeah, the young guineas are returning nicely to the pen at night..I do keep feeding
    them in their pen and they are good little boys and girls and come in and eat and get on
    a roost to sleep.I put food into their pen around 4 ish and by 5:30 when I go back out
    the guineas and chickens are in their pen ( seperate pens)[​IMG] and some roosting/sleeping by then!

    they are doing well !!
     

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