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Why do they pace back and fourth?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by C&Rman, May 7, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I went out to check on them they were pacing back and fourth against the fence, why are they doing this?
     
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C&Rman :

    When I went out to check on them they were pacing back and fourth against the fence, why are they doing this?

    Mine do that too! They fly out of the 6 foot pen to patrol for bugs, then spend hours (seems like) pacing back and forth to get back in before they remember "hey, I flew out, I'll just fly back end as soon as somebody else does it first"

    The other answer I had to "why are they doing this?" was most unflattering to their intelligence.​
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C&Rman :

    When I went out to check on them they were pacing back and fourth against the fence, why are they doing this?

    They are trying to find a way out, it might take them a while to realize there is no way out.​
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes I think they pace if they see birds in another pen or free-range they want to go hang out with. Also peahens about to lay will pace back and forth and sometimes cluck while they pace.
     
  5. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rooster and a guinea bird that teese them, and they hen does walk back and fourth with her neck feathers up and she honks, but the male hasn't displayed for her once and she is just a yearling.
     
  6. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    It will take your peacock a little while before he displays since he is new. They have to settle in a bit before they start to display.
     
  7. SunBaked

    SunBaked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, mine didn't display for almost a week but now he is out there with his tail up every afternoon.
     
  8. fussypuss

    fussypuss Out Of The Brooder

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    I still need an answer
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    looks like answers to me......
     
  10. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    This thread is also more then 2 years old. You might try posting your question on a new thread of your own. Sometimes when people see that a thread is old they don't bother with it.
     

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