Well, I realized tonight that I haven't updated my followers on my lovely Peacocks in a while... so here is the latest, including some photos of Mr. Handsome Houdini, as I affectionately call my Peacock.
In case you had no idea I have a Peacock, here is the short story on how I got him: I went to an auction and bid on two peachicks and a turkey (they were
in the same lot). I won and was giddy to bring home my new peachicks,
that was about 2 years ago. About a year after I figured out that I had a
matching pair of Blue India Peafowl. I was SO excited to have a pair
and was excited about hatching eggs in the future. (You can read a little about my Peacocks in these other posts!) One night a predator
got into the coop and killed several of my chickens AND my peahen. I was
devastated but relieved to still have the peacock. I put him in a more
secure location and he faired well, until this year.
I made him a nice
outside pen attached to his coop and he would come out for about 10
minutes a day. I figured since he was so shy I would open the pen an let
him roam to yard for bugs...
Well, I had to run to town
and shut him up in the pen. When I got back he was walking around the
yard. It was dark so I didn't want to chase him to catch him and then
loose him in the woods, so I herded him towards the coop and he roosted
on the roof for the night. Then next morning he was gone. A day later I
herd him in the trees down the road. I tried to get him but he was too
far up. So, I left him alone and left his food out next to his old coop.
The next day he was back in our yard hanging out.
I am SO thankful to God that he came back. I was praying that he was
safe the entire time he was gone! I know it sounds kind of silly to pray for a peacock, but he is proof that God does answer prayers, even the silly ones! I hope to have MANY MANY more years
with him, he is by far my FAVORITE bird that I own!
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Have a wonderful day dear followers!