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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Celtic Hill, Nov 29, 2010.
Is there a way to transport a grown male with out ruining it's train?
Yes are you talking like in a truck, or shipping thru USPS. Make a crate where the train hangs out the back, not to wide or to high. You don't want them to be able to turn around. 1 ft wX 2ft h X 2ft L
top and bottom board 1ftx 2ft
4 @ 2"x2"x 2 ft legs
Wire for two sides and front
2 @ 10" x 1 ft for tail end
after putting peacock in ,screw the two tail board on, with the train hanging out the gap between the two tail boards
hope that helps
For transporting in a truck! and thanks! do you have a picture of one just so i kinda have a idea what it looks like?
would need to take a pic.......I even put the bottom tail board on b4 putting the peacock in, then the top tail board.
when transporting in my car I usually use an old feed bag. you cut a hole in one of the corners at the bottom of the bag for they can pop their head out. Just put them inside the bag and the opening top of the bag will fold up around the train of the peacock and just tie it up with rope or tire wraps. The bird stays much calmer this way and you can put them in the back seat lol. I do advise to put something down on ur back seat 1st bc they usually soil the bag very quickly.
Quote:Excellent suggestion. I'm going to pick up 2 this weekend and I will do exactly what you did.
I've done the feed bag for some and reports came back it worked well. Can use duct tape on bag too.
If the tail is only half grown, use a large dog varikennel(mostly solid plastic) for german shep size dogs or larger, they work well. Put on shade cloth or towel over the wire door can help keep birds calmer a bit more. Even for males with full grown tails, you can put the male in a large/giant varikennel and gently bend the tail around.. his tail will be kinked that way for several days after but will straighten out, especially after a rain or the tail is lightly wettened from spray or hose. Use only one male per cage with this method though.. other birds are likely to make him move too much or simply trample all over him/his tail.
Quote:For customers that show up without a cage to transport peafowl- we have used burlap or the woven plastic feed bags. Standard practice used to be- cutting one of the corners, as Andy described, for the head to stick out. But I have found that the bird remains calmer if you do not cut a hole for them to stick the head out. Just put the peacock in the feed bag and tie shut around the tail.
We have "tail crates" that we use when transporting males with long tails. For males that do not have a long tail or other peafowl, we use dog kennel crates. I will attach photos of a tail crate:
There are wooden pins on each end of the cage, that way you can open one end and put the bird in, then to release just take out the two in front of the bird so it can come out forward.