Peahen saved baby chicken this morning!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by angie3881, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This morning my DD came running into the house after opening the chicken coop. A hawk snatched up one of our newly hatched baby chicks! Our peahen then apparently flew at the hawk, attacked it and it let the baby go! I could not believe it! You go girl! I am proud as a peacock! Haha!
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    What a great story!
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    WOW what a bird!!! [​IMG]


    I bet your DD was super excited, what an incredible thing to see.
     
  4. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:She was absolutely beside herself. I wish I could have seen it, too!!
     
  5. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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  6. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

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  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok now, what kinda bird is that?
     
  8. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    maybe we need to consider peahens for flock guards?? wow!
     
  9. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:She is a two year old female peacock and she apparently means business! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet! Good job Miss Peahen!!! Treats for weeks I say!! [​IMG]
     

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