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    Default Peacocks...any way to shut them up?!?!?!?!

    There are 5 peacocks at the farm where I live, and they start screaming in the middle of the night right outside my window. Any way to keep them out of the tree by my window, or to draw them away?
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    Haha, NO. Not that I've found anyway

    Earplugs?


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    There are peacocks where I board. A lot. Although ours seem to really only yell bloody murder in the evenings or midday. It's still loud.

    The only way to stop them? Eat them, I guess.


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    My neighbor has probably 30 of the horrid things. My dogs pretty much keep them off of our property, but they still holler whenever they hear a sudden noise. No way short of a shotgun and target practice to shut them up I'm afraid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mroades View Post
    There are 5 peacocks at the farm where I live, and they start screaming in the middle of the night right outside my window. Any way to keep them out of the tree by my window, or to draw them away?
    Get a dog?
    Chop down the tree?
    Net the tree?
    Encourage the wolves to eat the peacocks?


    on 5th thought .... have you tried screaming back at them?
    though perhaps one of those motion detector water systems would be more peaceful ...


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    I was told maybe pie plates in the tree? This is an old SC house with giant oaks all around it, can't cut those.
    I used to have a nerf gun.....
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    The Roman emperors enjoyed peacock prepared in many different ways.

    Maybe it tastes like chicken....

    They also love displaying/attacking the fronts of cars.



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    just ... sympathies!
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    I'm sorry. If I knew I'd tell you! Put up with the horrible creatures for an entire summer at the ranch. They always started up the screeching at 7AM on Sunday. The only day we could sleep in, because it was our day off! It was like they knew. Evil creatures.
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    No. My parents live in one of those towns that is Peacock Central. Their dog keeps them out of the yard. But not off the roof, where they sound like an army is walking across it. There are plants that they cannot have because the peacocks eat them. They will also take a single peck out of every single tomato in a row of plants. They will attack cars, especially shiny ones. And they are protected in their area so you're not supposed to harm them. At one point they had A Great Peacock expert come out from Iowa who was zero help. They also have a burgeoning coyote problem and it does seem like one problem should eventually help with the other...
    The Evil Chem Prof


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    As Peggy suggested, get a coyote - or two, or three...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy View Post
    But not off the roof, where they sound like an army is walking across it. .
    Don't they just!

    We have a mare we brought over from Ireland last summer and she had never seen a peacock so was understandably nervous about them. So what does a peacock do when we are lungeing in the arena for the first time, but come and lie down. Right. In. The. Way. Evil bird, lol.
    Luckily she is very focussed when she is working and got on with it, but taking her for a walk around later the peacocks were landing on the barn roof and freaking her out.
    And as people will know that sounds like someone is firing frozen turkeys from a cannon at a metal roof, while blowing an air horn.


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    shotgun. You could sneak out at night and kill them as they roost and your neighbor will not be wiser. Seriously those are obnoxious birds. Someone a good ways from us owns one and in the evening calm, I can hear the thing all the way to our farm. I'd guess they are at least a mile from us.


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    Soooo, you guys don't recommend getting one of these pretty birds as a pet?


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    Only if you have no neighbours and are hard of hearing

    They are pretty though.


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    http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/1950s/1951/12/peacock

    Worth a try.

    IIRC, one of the Two Fat Ladies "accidentally" shot her neighbour's peacock and then had him over for dinner and served the peacock as compensation. She did not report how it was received.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Fat_Ladies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/1950s/1951/12/peacock

    Worth a try.

    IIRC, one of the Two Fat Ladies "accidentally" shot her neighbour's peacock and then had him over for dinner and served the peacock as compensation. She did not report how it was received.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Fat_Ladies
    Actually, I have all of the "Two Fat Ladies" episodes on dvd's, & Clarissa did say that she did inform the neighbors after dinner as to what they had just consumed, & they were very generous & nonplussed about the whole thing.


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    We have no neighbors, but I think my boss lady would not like it if I shot them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacardi1 View Post
    Actually, I have all of the "Two Fat Ladies" episodes on dvd's, & Clarissa did say that she did inform the neighbors after dinner as to what they had just consumed, & they were very generous & nonplussed about the whole thing.
    Well that is a relief
    Did she not claim to have mistaken it for something else? A rabbit in her garden or something?
    I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.


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    I have no experience with peacocks, but they sound truly obnoxious.

    Want to send them my way? I can hold my neighbor's sleep ransom...she lets her stupid little yappers out in the yard at all hours of the night (not potty trained at 5 years old) and they wake me up most nights and she's not very receptive to solving the problem. Hmmm...do something about your dogs and I'll do something about the peacocks!

    Better yet, peacocks don't eat 6 pound dogs do they?


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