Unexpectedly a possible new pea-owner?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by lilredpenny, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. lilredpenny

    lilredpenny New Egg

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    Hi, I hate to bombard you will ton of questions but...all of a sudden these 2 monster "birdzilla's" have decided to make our place home and I don't know nada about peahens, pea anything! They showed up at our place 3 days ago and evidently love the goat pen, dad's container garden, fascinated by the cows, LOVE walking up and down the steps and stopping and staring at me and cats thru window. Hubby went all over asking and no one claims them but says "oh yeah they stayed here a night or 2 also!"

    So I called local feed store and asked if any one had posted lost peacocks and if they knew anyone and the one thay had me call was a older gentleman (being raising peas for over 50yrs) said they weren't his and to not worry about pen, give them high protein dog chow
    (I give a 3 way by product mix to the cows, goats..so) etc etc and to let him know in spring if I still have them he would get me a tom! :) (yessss!) hubby gonna kill me...snickers

    Right now there is no way to catch them (even if we did have a pen) they are HUGE! Full grown, bigger than a turkey! so until I find were they came from is there anything I missing for now? I gave them a pan of the mix and bit of sweet mix to eat and pan of fresh water.....I wish I had a camera they are unbelievably HUGE and gorgeous! This man says he lets his roam free range never a pen or anything and only occasionally loses a cock to coyotes. shakes head.... haven't had coyote lately but I do have (or did) have raccoons and 1 opossum! But these girls are 3 times bigger easily. What should I do? LilRed..
     
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and congrats on your new pea friends! [​IMG]
    Can you post some pictures? We love pictures here, and we might be able to help you ID your peas and tell you how old they are, etc.

    There is a lot of really great basic pea info on the Peafowl Stickies, it's a good place to start:

    "Sticky" Threads for the "Peafowl" forum:

    And,
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  3. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum !

    Now ... we want to see pictures ! [​IMG] " bigger than a turkey " !
     
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    [​IMG] You sure they are bigger than a turkey? This girl out weighs all my Peas by at least 20 lbs, and she's as tall as my blue males. [​IMG]

    Although not as tall as my greens and spaldings. [​IMG]
     
  5. lilredpenny

    lilredpenny New Egg

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    nods..about her size but not as fluffy full in the chest and taller (longer legs?) I don't have a camera and my daughter is in NYC right now so no photos (YET!) from all the photos I researched yesterday I think they may be Indian blue hens. Got very territorial over their corn when a big dove tried to sneak some.. chased it 2 car lengths displaying her tail feathers afterwards.

    I heard the ? male/ call this morning and not seen them so far so they might have gone home. As much as I wanted them I would rather them be with their flock wherever it is!
    (How far can they roam? Could it have been farther than 1/4 to 1/2 mile?)

    I had even named them. pouts..."Cecelia, Cecily and when I got a male he would have been Cicero. [​IMG]
    I will go ahead and by a small bag of feed for if or when they come back. Your hen is gorgeous by the way what breed is she?
     
  6. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Well first off.... sorry they are absent today. They can and will roam very far from home, farther than a 1/2 mile sometimes, as long as they are within earshot of the others at home they will find their way back. My hens like to put their tails up at all the wild birds that like to sneak in and steal the feed. My turkey hen is an old (9yrs.) broad breasted white that escaped from local slaughter house and found her way here. She was supposed to be a Thanksgiving dinner but instead she's been a spoiled pet.
     

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