peahen adopting us

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by eggbeater, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. eggbeater

    eggbeater New Egg

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    We havehad 10 back yard chickens since spring. Recently after returning from a trip to Spokane we noticed a peahen in the yard lurking around the chicken coop & feeder. She seems young and returnes daily. We have only seen the one peahen, her neck is blue and she honks- like honk honk... She is eating our laying mash - do you think shee will layeggs?
     
  2. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd corral her into the pen and keep her, I wish one would just show up at my house [​IMG]
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    No dont think she will lay, as peahens have green neck color, blue neck that a male
     
  4. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If her neck is blue, the she is probably a he. We got our first pea this way. She took up with our chickens and never left, even tho she free ranged for about a year. We got her a dude, and they now have three young ones. They are great birds to have around and only lay a few eggs each year. Post a pic so we can see what you got!
     
  5. eggbeater

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    I will try to upload a photo
     
  6. eggbeater

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    Well here is one of the photos. I'm not good at thi so I will put a second photo on another post.. Thanks for your patients...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. eggbeater

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    Second photo, well now I am learning more about peafowl and tec posts.. What do ya thnk a he or she?
     
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  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow I wish a peahen would come live with me [​IMG] very pretty
    sorry I am no help though with sexing them [​IMG]
     
  9. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations. You have an india blue pea hen. She looks pure.
     
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  10. eggbeater

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Thanks for the ID on the fowl she comes by daily but I'm wondering if she is part of a neighbors peaflock. The funny part is she showed up after our trip to Spokane Wa where we went to the "Peacock Lounge" for a drink at the Davenport Hotel. That same day our daugfghter told us that the peahen showed up. Prior to that we hav not seen any peafowl around ... spookey...
     

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