Peafowl Update

Here is a poor photo (due to my flash not working) of one of the hay loft chicks riding her presumed mother.

And here are a few photos of the peacock over the last couple of days looking majestic (I think). And here is a decent photo of the peachicks.  In case you don’t believe me that they are peachicks and not chicken ones, they are quite a bit larger than chicken chicks, their legs are longer, and they have a poof on the tops of their heads

One of them decided to ride their adoptive mother too.  She is still setting on one of the eggs so there is a slim chance we will get another.

The peacock started losing his feathers in earnest yesterday.  I am guessing there will be a lot more this morning.  I am collecting them.  I thought about trying to sell them, but I never have had any luck with that.  So I got the bright idea while picking them up that maybe I would be a peacock this year for Halloween.  Usually I try to be something scary, and peacocks are not that scary.  Do you think there has been a horror film made about peacocks?!?  I will look into it.  

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9 Responses to Peafowl Update

  1. Michelle says:

    IMHO there has been an overabundance of “scary” this year. I vote that you dress up as something BEAUTIFUL!

  2. FullyFleeced says:

    cute pea-chicks! and love the photos of the peacock on the fencepost.

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Denise. They are cute. The peacock is less dramatic now without his tail feathers. So I am glad I got the fence post photo just before that. Now I need to figure out how to keep these peachicks safe. The container they are in now will not last.

  3. Washe Koda says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ŽCool ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be scared raising a bird that big ๐Ÿ” They looked ok on NBC’s ‘wonderful world of color’ in the 60’s though ๐Ÿ˜‰ A friend of mine in Ogden Iowa housed them in a tall wire corn drier in the mild months with a large tree branch in there ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Donna says:

      Thanks- they just run loose on the property. So far they do not go far, I think wanting to be near the food. But they sure can make a racket. Not sure what the neighbors think.

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