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Peafowl loose in bush. How to get them back?

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1 Peafowl loose in bush. How to get them back? on Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:38 am

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A friend of mine had a visiting kid let 3 of her peacocks out. She is leaving the rest of her birds out in hopes that they lure them back. She is at a loss as to what else to do. She can hear them in the bush.

Any advice on steps she can take?

bcboy

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A trail of treat for them? How close can she get to them?

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pops coops

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Find out were they are and try to catch after dark, it can be easy that way

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Thanks Pops, I will let her know. At one point they were over 1 mile away, but yesterday she heard them in the bush close by. I have not heard any updates today.

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Any word?

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Apr. 2 - The hen is in, 2 boys still at large.

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I was keeping a pair of peafowl in my barn for a neighbour who wanted to give them to his wife as a surprise on her birthday. I opened the barn door one morning and the peacock flew out - just like a jet, blowing past me. I closed the door to keep the hen in at least and wondered how I was ever going to get him back.

Put the peahen in a large dog crate - the cage type with mesh on all sides and put her in the centre of the barn with the largest door open. It took 3 days of me ignoring the peacock and avoiding the barn before he went back in to be with his mate. Probably the only other peafowl in the Chilcotin. I was able to close the barn door and catch him and then threw a tarp over him and put him in a similar crate so he couldn't escape.

I hope you friend's birds return - I think a good sign that only the males are out. Bet they get tired of their own company and come looking for a female.

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wow heda! good job, I can imagine that to have been real trying. Learn patience fast I guess.
on that catch.

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Well I REALLY didn't want to face the neighbour and tell him I'd lost the surprise for his wife's birthday! Call me highly motivated....

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10 Re: Peafowl loose in bush. How to get them back? on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:37 am

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heda gobbler wrote:Well I REALLY didn't want to face the neighbour and tell him I'd lost the surprise for his wife's birthday!  Call me highly motivated....

lol for sure! cheers

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They all came back. It helped that they were calling back and forth. They also apparently missed their cracked corn.

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Wonderful! in the end domestic birds and animals prefer free cracked corn to liberty. I suspect humans are the same way.

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