• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Okay....Peafowl???? WTF!

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Okay....Peafowl???? WTF!

    Seriously, weird crap just happens to me....I have no idea why. I just walked out to shut up the chickens at dusk and what do I see in the electric netting paddock strutting around with my broilers but two peafowl???? I have no idea where they came from and how they got here. They were strutting around, obviously not wild but a bit shy as I could not get too close.

    I shut the broilers in their shelter for the night and left they peacocks alone. I hope they leave and go away. I do NOT like the noise they make and do not want them to move in.

    Do they go feral and just wander off like that? I **think** a place about a mile or so down the road from me may have some peacocks so that might be where they came from.

    Does anyone know anything of their habits?

  • #2
    They can be incredibly stupid. A friend had a BEAUTIFUL Pied Pea Cock she was hoping to get bred to her Peahens for eggs and Pied Chicks to sell. Had hatched and raised him from a chick to almost 2yrs old. One day for no reason, he lifted off and flew SMACK into the side of the barn, killing himself! She was very upset to see that happen, but resigned. Said it is just the nature of Pea Fowl to do stupid things, total "bird brains". No eggs or chicks that year.

    I know they are good, free fliers in their native setting, move thru the jungle easily. Lots of folks talk of suddenly seeing Pea Fowl in their yard or farm, when no one around has them. And like yourself, they are fun to look at, but the noise is really bad, so few want them to linger in the area!

    Usually they will keep going if you don't try to catch them, though they might stay a few days to eat with your birds, get drinks. You might post an ad about finding them at the feed store, local paper, see if you get any calls from people on them.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Ok, hoping that they leave on their own then. I can also call the folks down the road and see if they are missing a few. So, they can just "drop in" like that. I thought I was hallucinating when I first walked out and saw them. It was a long day in the heat!

      Thanks!

      Comment


      • #4
        I promise I didn't put them in there...but I have 5 more if you want them!
        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
        carolprudm

        Comment


        • #5
          Am I the only one who LOVES their "MOWMOWMOW"?

          I would welcome them, and never give them back!

          CFF

          Comment


          • #6
            I have heard that they, like guineas, often fly far afield. I guess in some California neighborhoods a lot of wealthy ppl keep them as ornaments & they can be a nuisance.

            Imagine opening your suburban door & finding them on your porch! They males look so big & they like to roost. It would be unsettling to have one above you as a surprise.

            Comment


            • #7
              Yes they roam about a bit

              Comment


              • #8
                You're in Suffolk, right? Last month 2 peahens and a peacock were stolen from an older woman at King's Fork Road. Maybe the thief was dumping them at your place.

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Well, they are gone this morning. I wanted to get all around the farm before I reported them gone. I was either hallucinating last night or they flew off. I suspect the latter as I was fairly lucid at the time. ;-)

                  Why in the world would someone steal peafowl I wonder? I could understand chickens or something useful unless they were something rare and valuable. Kings Fork road is about 20 minutes drive from here.

                  I'll keep an eye out for them. If they've gone feral they may be wandering around and they might have come into feed on my broiler's mash last night. I have a range feeder out for them so that might be what brought them in.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Price of Pea Fowl tends to run higher, $50 for young blues, on up to $200-300 for those Pied ones. And that is just the ones on Craigslist, so if they were "superior" for winning shows, throwing color in white or Pied chicks, prices could be more.

                    So I can see why they might be stolen if thief could just lift the bird from the bird pen and go with it, certainly not hard to sell to another person that way. Not hard money, reselling them. Any leg tags are easily dispatched with wire cutters. Not my idea of being worth stealing, but some folks will steal anything not tied down.

                    Let us know if they come back visiting, sure are a more exotic sighting than orioles or wild Turkeys!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Ours are inbred and stupid. I don't like them, but at least the awful racket they make desensitizes the horses: Mwah wah wah. Mwah!
                      You are what you dare.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        We get one in the shelter as a stray every now and then. Very easy to rehome, apparently florists pay good money for the feathers?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Total side note, but my only peakers story.

                          I used to board many many moons ago at a facility called...wait for it...Peacock Hill. And guess what they had gazillions of running around the facility? Well, during the rainy season, I used to hand walk my previous MFT inside the main barn which, coincidentally, was where the peacocks liked to roost to get out of the rain. I can't tell you how many birds lost their balance and their tail feathers from my guy trying to grab them off the railings as we walked by. He also like to chase them in turn out. :-)

                          He didn't dig the birds so much, but he was great with sorting cattle. What can I say? He just liked to chase things. Miss him.
                          Ulysses- the most perfect all-terrain vehicle ever. Hencho en Mexico

                          Mr. Walter Bumblepants - Foster Dog Extraordinaire

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mroades View Post
                            I promise I didn't put them in there...but I have 5 more if you want them!
                            Yup, I'm crazy. Where are you located?
                            I wasn't always a Smurf
                            Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                            "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                            The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              While peacocks don't technically mate for life, some do become seriously attached to each other.

                              Back in NY, there were some folks raising peacocks & when the favorite hen of one male died, he took off. We used to see him perching on - of all places - telephone wires throughout the neighborhood. Very odd to see, what with that long tail hanging down & all.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Sounds like somebody downloaded some peahens into your flock.

                                Treat them as a broiler. When they are ready for the oven, then they are.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  My parents have a nest with 9 eggs in their yard if anyone is interested... It may be illegal to harvest them. I know the peafowl are protected in their city, but not sure about the eggs.
                                  The Evil Chem Prof

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    Well one of them came back today. She's now in with my broilers. I'll link to a picture I got. That is my broiler pen behind her with the mesh netting along my fence and she's trying to get in..thus the overgrown weeds...I can't mow in there until they are out..which is very soon. Processing in batches the rest of this week.

                                    Anyway, she's hungry and eating their feed. Now is hanging out in the shade. I don't know what happened to the other one. Sorry for the facebook link but my phone is not interfacing right with my computer so having trouble uploading. New phone...

                                    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...=photo_comment

                                    I sure have no idea where they are coming from or hiding out. I have only seen this one hen.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      That is a big pea hen.

                                      I thought "ginnie" hens didn't fly as much as run around on the ground, trespass on other neighbor's, be watch dogs, and make lots of noise. They do fly up into the trees at night. They don't always stay home, but they do at night.

                                      I taught my arab how to herd with "ginnie" hens. My gal pal has them.

                                      DB that is one cute pea hen. She is styling down the fence.

                                      Comment

                                      Working...
                                      X