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kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 18, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6020200

I have three peacocks that I do not need in my breeding program anymore. This is on a first come bases. By that I do not mean first one to D-mail me I mean first one to come to my house and pick it up. All three are what is called a Spalding, which is a cross between a India Blue and a Java Green. One is a Silver Pied, one is a Dark Purple Pied and the third is a high percentage Green. All are cocks and this is pickup only.

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sewincircle
Elbridge, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #6020470

Kenboy, they are beautiful. I am sure you will find a great home for them.
Good luck. Jeanmarie
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 18, 2009
8:12 PM

Post #6020558

Where is Big Sand?
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 18, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #6021027

Think Georgetown to Tyler...
Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 18, 2009
11:05 PM

Post #6021167

I wish!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 18, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #6021181

How well do peacocks transfer? (Speaking of I WISH!!) The DGer I'm chicken sitting for is in Texas for a couple months min...
sewincircle
Elbridge, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6021401

ohhhh! I smell a plan in the works!
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

January 19, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6021441

Don't anyone tell Harm: Her poor D H is on a respirator already.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 19, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #6021515

Thus far we've been able (largely) to turn my animal projects into cost effective ummm...pleasures. Until the chickens stopped laying they paid for themselves and the goats. So DH doesn't spend too much time on the respirator...but I don't have peacocks, geese, sheep, pigs, or llamas yet...or bunnies.

Edited to add "Oh and of course, ducks!!"

This message was edited Jan 18, 2009 6:29 PM
sewincircle
Elbridge, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #6021523

So many animals!!! So many new experiences...to be had! yippyy!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 19, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #6021545

I've been had by animal-itis..Have you been had?
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6021577

LOL
sewincircle
Elbridge, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6021685

Scratch that itch! Just do it!!!!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 19, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #6021706

Lordy -it IS like fleas!!! Help?!
sewincircle
Elbridge, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #6021803

LOL!!! Not that kinda itch!! ;)
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #6022348

Who says i have too many animals why i have yet to get a goat or a sheep does'nt mean i don't want one. I just haven't got around to getting them yet and yes i been looking for Call Ducks all day and i think i found some.
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2009
5:00 AM

Post #6022619

We are 30 miles north of Tyler. I have been breeding peafowl for 25 years and I just wished I could make enough to pay the feed bill.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 19, 2009
5:07 AM

Post #6022631

They are absolutely beautiful and I would love to give them a home, but I fear getting them here would be a hardship...
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #6023350

Aww, Harmony! I miss the call ducks that I used to have-stupid fishercat got them. :-(
They used to fly over to my uncle's pond for the day, then fly home in the evening. Loved their calling.
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6023745

Sue I had never seen them before and i love bantys and when i saw them i thought "cool" banty ducks.
I have already designed a pen in my head for the pair i hope to get.
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #6023856

You're gonna love them. :-)
The man we got ours from used to raise them-momma is very protective! Unfortunately he hurt his back and no longer raises them.
Lazy_Ladies
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

January 19, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #6024267

I wish I lived closer to TX. They are gorgeous!
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6024356

Sue I'm really looking forward to finding some all the hatcherys don't sell them anymore:(

I will just have to ask around the chicken circles here and try and find some:)
Patchouli78
Foley, MO

January 19, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6024492

If I were closer I'd take them in a heartbeat.
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #6026180

We have had Call ducks almost as long a peafowl. We only raise a few each year but we will always have them, they are just too cute. Here is some of our 2003 hatch. All three peacocks are still up for grabs.

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kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #6026190

Here are a few of the differant colors.

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Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #6026664

I could've made it there by now.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2009
3:08 AM

Post #6026695

kenboy, call ducks, oh I've wanted to get some call ducks. Mainly for working my collies, well and plus they are just so darn cute... The runner duck just crack me up with their long body... The call ducks have caught my eye for some time now... but we had to give up our farm due to DH loss of job and us moving to the north...

Janet
Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6026722

Googling to see how far from Fort Worth.
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #6027839

We are 135 miles east of Fort Worth and about a 11 hour drive from GA.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 20, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #6028012

It's a mere 721mi drive for me...siiighhh...
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #6028171

http://www.meyerhatchery.com/get_list_181.htm
Harmony, this hatchery sells the call ducks
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

January 20, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6028176

You could do it in a weekend! Piece of cake.
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #6028209

Ok, just checked out the different varieties of call ducks and Meyer has them listed but apparently they are sold out at the moment and aren't taking backorders. Maybe you could call and find out if they have an estimation on when they might be available again.

We had the Gray Call Ducks. Their pen was 6' tall and 14' x 20'; they would fly around inside when they were penned. Hope you can find some-their call alone would make us crack up laughing whenever we heard it.
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6028293

Sue I Emailed Meyer about the ducks and it will be July before they have them :(

Kenboy You got my heart raceing with all those cute ducks. I have a question concerning them the gentleman breeder at the show said they were hard to hatch. Said out of 100 eggs they might get 20 to hatch is this true i mean i only want a pair but babys would be nice??
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6031535

Bumping i need a answer from kenboy on the Call Duck question above.
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 21, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6031934

Yes, Call ducks are not easy to hatch. They are also not heavy layers so some years you will have slim pickings. We only breed a few colors now.
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6032050

So do i let them hatch thier eggs or incubate them?? Do they hatch better brooded or in the incu i do want them to hatch??

How many will they lay then go broody?? Yes i have questions lots of question.

I bet yall think i'm kidding about the ducks nope this i'm going to do ^_^
Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 22, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #6033950

what are call ducks?
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6033990

They are a small talkative domestic duck...and they are too cute for words!
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2009
5:06 PM

Post #6036543

Very talkative! But in my opinion, not annoyingly so!
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6036579

How Talkitive/Annoying are they?? Will my neighbors want to talk to me about this??
saanansandy
Sue, RI
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6036648

Well, mine were vocal off and on during the day, they sounded like they were laughing(kind of a comical sound to me). How close are your neighbors? Their coop was about 75' from the house and you could hear them quite clearly through the open windows.
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2009
9:19 PM

Post #6037567

Was it frequint or like a rooster mine crow several times a day? My doves and pigeons are vocal all day and i don't find it annoying.
My neighbors behind me have ducks i hear them about twice a day and on the other side they have chickens. As long as it's not continious i don't think they would mind.
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

January 23, 2009
12:45 AM

Post #6038303

Harm: I had four call ducks about six years ago and they can be noisy. I had to get rid of mine because the neighbors started calling the sheriff and at that time I worked for the sheriff's Dept. LOL Pretty bad when you have to report yourself. They are so very cute, but my neighbors at the time didn't care about cute. Hay
copperstone
The Dalles, OR

January 23, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6038845

Wish I could get some Peafowl hatching eggs. There is a book called PEAFOWL BREEDING & MANAGEMENT that has a picture of the Peafowl I want.
That picture is just beautiful.
copper
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #6066099

These birds are still up for grabs.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #6070385

kenboy, you have D-mail :).
Jenks
Social Circle, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 31, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6075998

Woo hoo! The peacocks got a home!
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 1, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #6076525

One down and two to go. She did not take the one in the picture.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6077874

I am so glad that one has found a new home. Good luck with the other two!
lovelyiris
Winnsboro, TX

February 15, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6140448

Hi Ken,
I want one of those other peacocks. Let me get the pen repaired and we will drove down and pick it up. Just give me a couple of days.

Thanks for offering these lovely birds!
Marian

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