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#16 2017-05-13 03:37:49

heda gobbler
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Re: So...how does one transport a peacock, anyway?

I did a paper years ago on menus in the Middle Ages and peacock was often the centre piece at feasts - they would skin it, roast it then put the skin (and tail) back on.  I imagine it was very decorative and tasted a bit like.... chicken?

Crofton Transport used to be great about bringing small animals and birds from the Island up the Interior, she has a regular route.  Check her FB page, she does mostly horses but when she has space will do smaller animals.

So I picked up a peacock and a peahen for the neighbours - husband had bought the pair as a surprise BD present for wife. He didn't tell me I not only would collect them from the airport but had to keep them for a week until the BD. I had them in a big crate in the barn but while feeding them one day the male pushed past me and flew away.  They can really fly when they want to!  I felt awful, being a gift and all.  He landed up the ridgeline of the barn, walking up and down.   But I kept the female in the crate and left only one barn door open, eventually (days it took) the male came back in the barn to see his mate and I closed the door.  Then cornered him and caught him by throwing a big tarp over him.  A bed sheet would have thrown better.  Like most birds I've chased once they are under a sheet/tarp they just stop moving. Then you can pick him up wrapped in the sheet.   Lucky it was the day before the birthday - just in time. I was relieved to see them go!

I'd set up a net cage like one you would put over a raspberry bush, with just one entrance. Seed inside. Maybe that would work eventually.  Or gradually entice them into a building with just one door (not the house, preferably).


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#17 2017-05-15 14:42:48

Chickeroo
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Re: So...how does one transport a peacock, anyway?

Trish won't do poultry - I've tried with her in the past! I will keep your catching tactics in mind - I won't be moved there until end of the summer, so I have some time to prepare!

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#18 2017-05-15 23:01:09

heda gobbler
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Re: So...how does one transport a peacock, anyway?

Oh Trish!  She won't do horned animals either!!!

Maybe try Carolyn at HoovesnHounds.


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#19 2017-05-16 02:51:34

Chickeroo
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Re: So...how does one transport a peacock, anyway?

heda gobbler wrote:

Oh Trish!  She won't do horned animals either!!!

Maybe try Carolyn at HoovesnHounds.

Good idea - she has offered to do turkeys for me in the past!

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