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Postby MamaOwl » 01 Jan 2015, 12:53

Clearly my fave bird :grin:

Do I remember rightly and someone on here raises Pea's?

If so can you take some photo's and share them as I'd love to see how they live, where they sleep (Is it up on a really high perch or tree?) etc... one day when I have more land I would LOVE to have a Pea family!! I just veer from thinking they must be the easiest things to raise to "OMG don't they just fly away?" lol

Bought some tail feathers yesterday as I want to decorate an area of my lounge with them and use some others for a headdress....
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Re: Peacocks

Postby Moriarty » 01 Jan 2015, 15:32

someone a mile from me has peacocks (very odd, he's a typical French farmer with cattle, etc., but has several peacocks on his land). I can hear them from here when they cry!
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Re: Peacocks

Postby CP » 01 Jan 2015, 15:40

Only 2 things I know about peacocks - they're very noisy, so hope you have tolerant neighbours! - & bringing the feathers inside your house is supposed to be unlucky, not that I ever worry about superstitions. 8-[ LOL!

Hope you achieve your dream of owning some MamaOwl! ;) :grin:
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Re: Peacocks

Postby MamaOwl » 01 Jan 2015, 16:31

I thought the superstition was only for Actorrrrs? My Actor friends used to take my other Peacock Feathers down every time they visited.. then one day I simply never found them so presume they binned them! lol
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Re: Peacocks

Postby MamaOwl » 01 Jan 2015, 16:35

I can only find tales and superstitions of GOOD luck when a home has PC feathers in... but also found this:

Peacock feathers should never be brought on stage, either as a costume element, prop, or part of a setpiece. Many veteran actors and directors tell stories of sets collapsing and other such events during performances with peacock feathers.
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Re: Peacocks

Postby CP » 01 Jan 2015, 16:52

I always understood them to be unlucky, but it depends what you read...there seems to be belief in both good luck & bad luck around the feathers!

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/i ... 908AAgpAKl
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Re: Peacocks

Postby MamaOwl » 01 Jan 2015, 19:20

BAH!! to bad luck... it only follows those who entertain it!

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Re: Peacocks

Postby drfish » 07 Jan 2015, 13:18

They're really difficult to contain as well. They can roam for miles, and aren't very happy when penned in. We looked into it as a guy near me has a farm with a few on.
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Re: Peacocks

Postby MamaOwl » 09 Jan 2015, 18:26

But but... mine will love me and want to stay with me!!

*frowns at Lee* Don't kill ma dweems man!
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Re: Peacocks

Postby brooksidepoultry » 10 Jan 2015, 13:51

Some friends owned some & they said they were very noisy &liked to roost high up & wouldn't come in like other poultry do & they used to wander off for miles & not come back for days in the end they did just bugger off :o pretty but not my type of birds xxx
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Re: Peacocks

Postby MamaOwl » 11 Jan 2015, 16:08

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Re: Peacocks

Postby drfish » 12 Jan 2015, 17:12

You could always fit a really long lead. And then when you want said Mr Bird to come home (presume it's a man you're after, girls look rubbish), then just give the lead a quick yank (not your hubby) and real him in.
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Re: Peacocks

Postby MamaOwl » 15 Jan 2015, 10:19

lol silly ass!

I plan on having acres and acres of land (when I grow up and become rich) and I will serve the best Pea food in the universe and ALL Peas will fly to me and I will have the biggest ostentation of Peacocks, Peahens and Peachicks in the galaxyyyyyyyyy.... YES!!!
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Re: Peacocks

Postby drfish » 15 Jan 2015, 11:40

Like a 'Hugh Hefner' of the Peacock world. :lol:
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Re: Peacocks

Postby MamaOwl » 15 Jan 2015, 16:32

drfish wrote:Like a 'Hugh Hefner' of the Peacock world. :lol:



omg yes!!! I'll get a smoking jacket with peacock feathers printed on it and wear peacock blue stiletto Wellington boots!! lmao
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