The crazy peacock story

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by chicken_boy, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. chicken_boy

    chicken_boy Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently caught a peacock in the woods of Missouri.

    So the story goes I go hunting(for deer) at about 3:30 pm after school about 4 i see these turkeys coming through and all of the sudden i see a peacock so the next day The same thing happens but i watched the peacock roost so just after dark i climb thirty to forty feet up in this tree and caught it..


    so long story short anyone Near Macks Creek, Missouri have a young peahen for sale that I could pair with him:D
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That's kinda cool. You'll have to post a pix.

    I had a parakeet move in with the chickens this summer. She's now living in my kitchen.

    Imp
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep you are crazy alright,
    i would think a full grown male would tear your butt up, course i never pick mine up so what do i know. [​IMG]

    How were you able to see it , my head lamp would not last long enough for me to get 30 to 40 foot up and down a tree with a Pea in hand. course i am pretty old but i still climb into trees when i have too.

    Got a photo of him to share.
     
  4. chicken_boy

    chicken_boy Out Of The Brooder

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    Ill get pictures tonight and once i got in the tree i called my brother and he came i kinda tossed it to him it flew a few feet and he caught it
     
  5. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    I have about the same story!! A friend of mine has been rasieing free range peafowl for 15 years. She started out with 5-6 peas, and is now up to over 50.
    She told me if you want them you can have them, but YOU have to catch them. Me and a friend have cought a few now, but man oh man they are hard to catch!! Most of them roost in the same tree every night, but it is a huge tree and hard to climb with out tree spikes on your boots.

    This is one of the guys we cought.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Nice peacock..


    Hint on catching them.....take a large dog kennel 10 x 10 with a top..feed them inside it, after a few days. U can use a rope to pull gate closed from far away....If not able to be there. Use a bungle cord on the gate to hold closed. Them pull gate open , tie back with solder wrapped around a soldering iron, that is plug in to a motion detector, set the MD back of kennel where the feed is. When the peafowl get in to eat, they set off the MD which turn the solder iron on . Melting the solder which lets the bungle cord pull the gate closed with birds inside.

    Good luck ,lot easier than climbing trees 30 feet high.
     
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  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have 2 young pied females for sale. Shame you don't live closer...
     
  8. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Quote:Too bad your 5 hours from me or I would be all over those hens!!!

    I only have 1 IB hen and 1 IB BS hen. Then for males I have that guy pictured above, and 3 IB's, 1 IB BS, & 2 IB Pieds.
    I would love to find some hens, but with the holidays Im short on cash...would be great to find someone with a ton of hens and not enough males!!! [​IMG]
    Maybe make a trade !!!
     
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