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Speaking of drop off's.

Postby mnmtranching » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:18 pm

This one's a new one for me.

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Postby dun » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:24 pm

Other then the peacock I can't tell. Is the one you're talking about that brown lump?

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Postby Beefy » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:26 pm

now thats a pretty cool throw away. peacocks are pretty and expensive too.
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Postby dun » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:31 pm

Beefy wrote:now thats a pretty cool throw away. peacocks are pretty and expensive too.


Someone probably got tired of hearing it yell "HALP"
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Postby mnmtranching » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:24 pm

dun wrote:
Beefy wrote:now thats a pretty cool throw away. peacocks are pretty and expensive too.


Someone probably got tired of hearing it yell "HALP"


You know, I've been hearing that "HALP" for a few day's never heard anything like it before. You that heard it know what I'm talking about. So are these critters Winter hardy?
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Postby Mahoney Pursley Ranch » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:28 pm

It could have wandered away from it's home,peacocks are known to be nomadic.
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Postby cattleluvr18 » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:51 pm

hes so pretty...and thats about all they have goin for them.
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Postby mdmdogs3 » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:09 pm

Aunt and Uncle used to have them here in Arkansas - in a pen similar to their chicken coop - so I'd guess they'd need protection similar to a chicken...

be sure to look around they do drop feathers and they make pretty decorations
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Re: Speaking of drop off's.

Postby msscamp » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:04 pm

mnmtranching wrote:This one's a new one for me.

Know what it is?


Sorry, all I see is a peacock. They do tend to wander in and out as they please, though. Had one wander in about 2 years ago, feed it a little ground corn and the next day there were 2. Needless to say, I stopped feeding them - I was afraid I would wake up the next day to 4! :shock:
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Postby msscamp » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:06 pm

mnmtranching wrote:
dun wrote:
Beefy wrote:now thats a pretty cool throw away. peacocks are pretty and expensive too.


Someone probably got tired of hearing it yell "HALP"


You know, I've been hearing that "HALP" for a few day's never heard anything like it before. You that heard it know what I'm talking about. So are these critters Winter hardy?


Well, they were winter hardy here. One day one just disappeared, then a few months later the other one did, too. :?:
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Postby msscamp » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:09 pm

cattleluvr18 wrote:hes so pretty...and thats about all they have goin for them.


I would disagree with that statement - they kept our alleyways clean, ate bugs, cleaned up after the cattle, and always let me know when someone was on the place. They drove Dad nuts because they were always doing their business where they shouldn't, but I actually miss the little buggers! :o :lol: :lol:
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Postby msscamp » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:13 pm

mdmdogs3 wrote:...so I'd guess they'd need protection similar to a chicken...



The two that showed up here roosted in the uppermost branches of a big cottonwood tree in the middle of the yard. My dogs took after them a time or two, and it's amazing how fast and high they can fly, too! :shock: I've seen Cia catch birds in flight after they took off from a fence, but she couldn't catch the peacocks.
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Postby dun » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:09 am

The one person I know of that has a wild flock of around 50 birds lived in the high Sierra in california. That reproduced every year and had no care. The were as wild as quail but liked to strut the roof ridge of the ranch house. And of course the yelled "HALP" during the breeding season. May have done it other times but that's the only time I recall hearing them.
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Postby Keren » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:20 am

Actually peacocks can be pretty useful around the farm. Apart from cleaning up like msscamp mentioned, they are really good at attacking snakes, and they work well for our situation because when the does are kidding they tend to scream bloody murder - peacocks don't like their environment being upset so they scream bloody murder too. Between the both of them, we can get up in the night to assist the birth (if need be).

If you want them to stick around, get them in a shed and lock them up with feed for three or four months. They will generally stay around after that.

As far as protection goes, you just have to make sure they roost high enough in a tree - occassionally you may have to lift one up for the first few nights in a new place until they get the idea.
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Postby doublec_ranch » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:53 am

You just wait till one dark scary night, and that thing "Halps." I'm from the country, and those things are loud! I would pen the thing up, especially if you like it. They are "flighty" as some old timers would say, and I've heard stories about people catching them and taking their Fans. Better watch it, and care for it.
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