What my friends thought about my peafowl

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MinxFox, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Well yesterday I had a Peacock Pizza Pool Party and I invited my church youth group.

    I have gotten so used to my peas, so it was weird watching people react to them. I would say every single person was afraid of them. Some people were more afraid of them than others. For example I would take a few people back to the aviary and they would be like "Wow. I didn't know you owned peafowl. How long have you been raising them?" Then I would answer their questions and say to them that they could pet Peep. I always warn people that he does "bite" but not hard. He just pecks at your finger when you hold out your hand and after he pecks you, you can pet him. After telling people that he pecks, they would get afraid and I would reach my hand through the fencing and start petting him and then they could reach in and pet him too. Only one person from the whole party actually went inside the pen. Everyone else was too afraid to walk in. Some said, "Maybe I will go inside later when I build up enough courage." They never did go in. The one guy that did go inside didn't really get to pet Peep. I think his body language was not right.

    When I was little and I went to the zoo there was a group of free range turkeys and I was afraid to feed them but once I did, I realized they were not that scary. I guess big birds can be scary for some people.


    Anyone else have a story about someone being afraid of your peafowl or other birds?
     
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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Must be city folks, I have delt with it all my life with all different kinda of critter.. When ya are little you folks teach ya to be afraid of things and some folks are just afraid of everything.. me no matter how many times my folks tried to warn me about critters I still wanted to know about them and I still do .
    Me and a bob cat are having a territory war right now, I don't wanna kill it and so I been hazing hope it works like the it did on the one I had in 2010 otherwise I will be spending a bit of money on a taxidermist and a duck will be sacrificed too.

    All in all it sounds like you all had fun.. they will be talking about them peas long after you have forgotten about it. [​IMG]
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I've met a couple of adults that were afraid of birds, but usually it's kids.
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    http://phobias.about.com/od/phobiaslist/a/ornithophobia.htm
    Ornithophobia, or fear of birds, can take many forms. Some people fear only birds of prey, such as vultures, while others are afraid of even household pets like parakeets. If you suffer from ornithophobia, you might fear that you will be attacked by a bird or you may simply be uncomfortable around them.

    -Kathy
     
  4. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I even have city friends that are scared of my bantam chickens! I think they don't like the wings flapping. But my girls and I love our birds:) [​IMG] Daughter won best in show for 4H this week at state fair :)
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    [​IMG][​IMG]for your daughter, I just love seeing kids participate in 4H and FFA programs!

    -Kathy
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Wonderful.. she looks very proud as she should be..
     
  7. mbbrinegar

    mbbrinegar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job!! Sometimes my Bantam rooster frightens me, he can be a cocky little terd sometimes.
     

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