Peachick showing off tail! Video!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Kedreeva, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I took one of the peachicks out for a while (ok, I opened the door and she let HERSELF out is more accurate) and when I put her back, her brother decided to be very macho. She didn't care AT ALL though. And I say he and she..... even though I'm dreadfully sure they're both going to be boys.

    Showing off to her:



    And later, when I took her downstairs to hang out, I left her on my dad's shoulder. She was vocal about telling us how upsetting that was and then the dog walked past and up went the tail! She was not about to take any guff from our dog despite that Laxie could eat her in one bite! (She never would, she doesn't give a rat's behind about any of the birds)



    And because I can:
    I'd kept paper towels over their bedding for the first ~2 weeks, first for easier cleaning and second because I didn't want them eating any of the bedding if I could help it. The towels were ON bedding, so it was cushy. When I changed their brooder to a cage and let them have real bedding, they were just HILARIOUS. You know, once I figured out they WEREN'T having seizures and stopped panicking. They did this for about an hour and they haven't done it since.
     
  2. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very cute! I've never seen baby peacocks before.
     
  3. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww we no which ones a male [​IMG] LOL! I love Peafowl they have to be my fav. I tried them and wasnt good at em' but maybe later on down the road Ill try again! LOL!
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Quote:Actually both males and females will display like this! I had no idea until I asked about it here. Makes it harder to tell!
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At first it looked like the little duck had a computer monitor in front of it... then it moved so I could see that it's probably a thermometer [​IMG] Cute chicks! Wish my little one was that friendly!
     
  6. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Quote:Yep! That is my digital thermometer/hygrometer that came with my incubator. I ditched it from the incubator because it was too hard to balance it or put it someplace I could see it.

    The chickies ARE really friendly, especially the 'girl'. I hatched them myself and they spent their first night of life drying out in my bed cuddled under my chin instead of the incubator. I've spent a LOT of time with them since then, talking to them, petting them, letting others handle them, and giving them their 'treat' foods by hand (they got fed a wet mash off my fingers for the first 2-3 weeks, so they always come right to me when I open the door now). Their brooding cage is in my room now, so they're close at hand when I settle down for the night- they've even learned to sleep at night instead of keeping me awake chirping.

    Lots of work, but worth it since they are supposed to be pets!
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine isn't handled a lot because a) it's being raised by a chicken hen and she is very protective (I prefer to keep my fingers), and b) I have cats, inside and outside. They would see it as a snack.

    Hmmm... a house pea could be fun! Have a peacock and maybe it would keep the place dusted for me. Too bad it would also leave deposits...
     
  8. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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  9. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    i never seen a peachick fan but i seen a 1 1/2 year old and they are really preety i also never seen a hen fan
    here is a pic of my SP fanning
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    what breed is your peachick
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Great videos! Shows how they have more 'personality'.

    Does that duckling move at all? [​IMG]
     

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