Quarantining Procedure/ New Lonely Peacock

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  1. PavoFowl

    PavoFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! [​IMG]

    It's been awhile since I've posted here but with some of the stuff going on in the FB Peacock pages, I thought I'd post here first.

    Long story shortened, last week I asked for some advice from a specific peacock breeder about my peacock, Mr. PooPoo (the name fits him), that turned aggressive toward me. His only urgent suggestion was to cull him. I was upset, as I'd raised this bird (and my other hens) from a day old (I posted way back in 2014 about them). I told him that my hens are just the sweetest and most gentle birds, and Mr. PooPoo had been up until just last week. I spend at least an hour a day with them, but his flogging made it impossible for me to enjoy their company. If culling him was the only thing I could do to resolve the problem, I would do it. He recommended I contact a woman that bought birds from him to see if she might want him, and if not, to just kill him before he becomes a more serious problem. He also told me I needed to find an adult male to replace him ASAP. I messaged the woman on FB and she told me not to kill him, told me that this guy is bad news, and added me to another peacock group. I got some mixed responses about what to do with my peacock, but managed to find one for sale a mere 400 miles away.

    I drove to get him ("BoBo", name will soon be changed) this past Saturday (4/9). BoBo has since been kept in "quarantine" in the 12'x24' wire coop/pen. He's been fence walking nearly constantly since. I really wish the woman that sold him to me would have been willing to sell me a hen to come with BoBo so he wouldn't have to be alone during his quarantine and see my five other peas on the other side of his fence. She wouldn't, though, which I can understand. However, I'm very concerned about BoBo's health and well being due to this habit. I know with horses fence walking can be a detriment to their weight and health (stop eating and drinking, walking off pounds, etc.) So, how long do I need to keep him by himself? I planned to keep him in quarantine for 30 days, then penned up with a couple of hens for at least 3 months. I'm hoping that getting him some girls will help him to settle in and stick around.

    I was most concerned about blackhead because we have wild turkeys roaming our land, but then I found out he was kept with turkeys. I really don't want to compromise any of my hens health (nor his), but I'm concerned about how this constant fence walking will affect him. The only thing separating them is 1/4" hardware cloth. I just feel so conflicted about it.. I've never brought any other Peas onto my land other than when I initially got mine as day-olds in 2014. I'm not sure how adults react to be moved and quarantined.

    Is there anything I can do to help calm him? How long do I need to keep him by himself? I have only seen him eat a few blueberries, a couple bits of cat food, and a few sips of water.

    As far as my original peacock problem, I scared the snot out of him with an umbrella and he's left me alone since. Thankful that I didn't cull or kill him. Now my primary concern is the new peacock.

    Thank you all in advance for any suggestions!
     
  2. PavoFowl

    PavoFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank goodness, he has calmed down.
     
  3. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He'll get calmer as time goes on and he gets used to you, congrats on BoBo, I think I saw him for sale on FB maybe? (Well before I got booted off the group,[​IMG]) Congrats monitor him and keep us posted. [​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
  4. PavoFowl

    PavoFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    There was supposed to be an image of him napping attached. :/

    Yes, you probably did! It was on PO.

    He ate a few stalks of Kale (tore pieces off and tossed to him.) and drank more water. I was just afraid he was going to stress himself (or me!) to death.
     
  5. PavoFowl

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  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If hes eating and drinking thats a big plus [​IMG]. Very nice rooster by the way. Yep, same group I still have the boot print on my rump. Its all good though, when its your sandbox, you get to make the rules.

    Gerald Barker
     
  7. PavoFowl

    PavoFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah... Went ahead and let myself out. Not sure I want advice from someone that automatically wants to cull birds, 40+ years experience or not. I have no idea if my peacock will get aggressive again, but I'm not going to give up on him that easy.

    Thank you! He is supposed to be Spalding, but I'm not sure. I just really wanted a BS peacock. I'm hoping he does well.
     
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  8. PavoFowl

    PavoFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    This is (supposed to be) his father. And his mother is blue BS.

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    This is Mr. PooPoo. I think he's just a glorified mutt. [​IMG]
     
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  9. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dad is a stud. I like mr poo [​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
     
  10. PavoFowl

    PavoFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    The lady that sold BoBo to me and has that Java/H% Spalding said she couldn't find any Java or H% hens for him. I noticed you're in Salado, and she's in Dallas. Do you sell any of your Green hens? She said she was thinking about selling him if she couldn't find any good hens for him. There was a thread about him on PO last night. If you do sell any, do you mind if I suggest them to her? She may have already contacted you. Her name is Sharon Shirley.
     

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