Sleeping peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by pittmanbirds, May 5, 2017.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2016
    Have a question can you move a peacock while its sleeping with out it waking up like you can a chicken? Does it go into a deep sleep like chickens?
    Last edited: May 5, 2017
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  2. Coram

    Coram Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2016
    Victoria Australia
    I've thought this myself when needing to medicate, or move birds. I feel, as they're essentially still a wild bird, they would have a powerful flight response even while roosting. Having a bird flying blindly at night could cause a lot of damage, so I've never attempted it. Interested to hear how it goes/experience of others. Cheers.
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  3. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2011
    In the dark they feel insecure !they will hate it .... so bad idea !Do you like being disturbed ... at night?
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  4. sasglm

    sasglm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2014
    Central North Carolina
    all i do is to throw a large towel over their head and they calm down immediately. I can pick them up and carry them without getting kicked or beat to death with the wings.
  5. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Mine usually go on alert when I go into the coop, and make the warning plunk noise to tell me they see me. If you try to grab one, it may set the others into an upset. Just be aware, I know other members have, in the past, advised against fussing with them at night due to their experiences with having birds panic and flush up into the ceiling and break their necks. This has never happened to me personally, and I don't think my birds would do it, either, because I go into their coops and check on them every night so they're pretty used to me, but still. something to be aware of.
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