Killing Peacocks

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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by greybeard » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:26 pm

If you visit a zoo, that loud obnoxious, annoying, non-stop screeching racket you hear from one end of the zoo to the other is peacocks. All they do is walk around, screech and poop about every 3rd step.
Neighbor had several about 3 houses down when I was a kid, and they never shut up till after dark.
They poop every bit as much and often as a goose.


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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:01 pm

Well, like I said, I raised them for many years. Yes, they can be vocal, but, generally only when something is "different" - like a car/truck pulling in the driveway. They were great watch dogs! In the beginning, neighbors thought a women was in the woods yelling for HELP (male sounds like that). I also had geese for a short period. They pooped all around the "people" areas near house. Peafowl pretty much stayed away from the house. They are magnificent to watch. My butcher has a huge flock of them started from a trio I gave him. I love the white ones, but they are the first to get snatched by fox when they nest.
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by TN Cattle Man » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:32 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:15 pm
But mink wouldn't climb the tree would they??
I owned Peafowl for many years. Love them. (BTW - they do NOT like water/pond???)
Owl would my first thought. They will kill a large bird and just eat the gullet out.
Next would be fisher and raccoons - but I would think they would eat "some" of it. I know skunks will kill lots of chickens - bite their head off - then "plan" to come back and eat as they needed.
Edit: I too, thought you were asking about YOU killing them. We used to kill our excess and I would make peocock & dumplings - YUMMY.
Funny you should say that! I have often wonder if anyone eats them! I guess that answers that question!!
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by ccr » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:36 pm

are they like possum innards just as good the second day
i know as much about this as anything else i don't know much about
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by Stocker Steve » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:53 am

ccr wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:36 pm
are they like possum innards just as good the second day
I think you can use the possum as stuffing when you want to roast up a jucy peeum.
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by cowgirl8 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:03 am

cowgal604 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:31 am
Owls are savage. Saw one pick the brain out of one of my birds the other day. Just the brain. Left the rest.
My guess would be owl too.....
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by TN Cattle Man » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:00 am

**UPDATE**
This morning when checking the traps, I caught the biggest, nastiest, wildest Tom Cat that I've ever seen! This cat has to weigh at least 10lbs!! What are the chances that a feral cat could be the culprit?? Not sure if a cat would climb a tree to kill, but maybe he waits for when they fly out at first light... and then there's the missing head thing. The good news is that we haven't lost another peacock in a couple days now.
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by Caustic Burno » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:12 am

TN Cattle Man wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:00 am
**UPDATE**
This morning when checking the traps, I caught the biggest, nastiest, wildest Tom Cat that I've ever seen! This cat has to weigh at least 10lbs!! What are the chances that a feral cat could be the culprit?? Not sure if a cat would climb a tree to kill, but maybe he waits for when they fly out at first light... and then there's the missing head thing. The good news is that we haven't lost another peacock in a couple days now.
Not that the cat won’t kill the peacock, cats will kill for fun as well. Never seen one just decapitate, always been eat it or leave it.
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by Ebenezer » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:30 am

TN Cattle Man wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:00 am
**UPDATE**
This morning when checking the traps, I caught the biggest, nastiest, wildest Tom Cat that I've ever seen! This cat has to weigh at least 10lbs!! What are the chances that a feral cat could be the culprit?? Not sure if a cat would climb a tree to kill, but maybe he waits for when they fly out at first light... and then there's the missing head thing. The good news is that we haven't lost another peacock in a couple days now.
Good chance. Seen it with chickens.

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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:32 am

Great! Hope that takes care of your problem.
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:49 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:32 am
Great! Hope that takes care of your problem.
No, he still has the peacocks.
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by Stocker Steve » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:05 pm

[quote="TN Cattle Man" This morning when checking the traps, I caught the biggest, nastiest, wildest Tom Cat that I've ever seen! This cat has to weigh at least 10lbs!! What are the chances that a feral cat could be the culprit??
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Congrats. You could make a cat skin hat. ;-)

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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by alisonb » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Doubt very much that you have caught the culprit...you need a game cam ;-)
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Re: Killing Peacocks

Post by Bigfoot » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:19 pm

Neighbors peacocks kept coming over and crapping on my patio. I started tossing a handful of shelled corn in the road every morning as I turned out to go to work. Problem ended up correcting itself.
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