Peacock Shows Up in Southwest Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kittyboots, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. kittyboots

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    A lone peacock has shown up in our wooded area of Southwest Michigan. If I decide to take care of him, what do I need to know. Food, shelter, etc. Can he survive like pheasants do? I am concerned about him meeting the locals here.... Coyotes, owls, raccoons. He currently is in an area of our neighbor's house where the furnace exhausts to the outside. What do you think I should do? I have called a wildlife rescue vet but they don't come to me. I can bring the bird to them. If that is a better option, how do you pick one up and avoid the claws and beak?
     
  2. sumi

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  3. redsoxs

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    Welcome from Kansas, kittyboots, and [​IMG]! Pleased to joined us - hope we can help out. I x2 the advice of sumi! Best of luck to you!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

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  5. kittyboots

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    I read the links and talked to some folks with pea fowl. I think I will see if he stays or moves on. I was told that there is a group of wild pea fowl about 15 miles from me. And, that some had been seen as close as 5 miles from me. So perhaps this guy was left behind. Who knows. He is protected somewhat from west and north winds.
     
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  8. kittyboots

    kittyboots New Egg

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    Thanks to everyone for the links. I have forwarded this website to friends raising chickens in their backyard in Oak Park, IL.
     
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