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DIY Redneck Peacock Shelter

7 Jun

The same time I was sleep deprived and delivering kids like crazy, I was also dealing with a crisis in the poultry barn.  After two years of living here and sharing the same building/outside pen for a year-and-a-half Blue Gryphon’s presence was finally deemed unacceptable by my older male peacock.  So the fights and constant stalking began.  Poor Blue Gryphon was hiding under the little chick pen (that he’s sitting on top of below).

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I had no idea how to deal with this, but decided I could divide the outside pen in half if I could get shelter on the far side.  So I literally used an old pallet, some electric fence posts, part of an old tarp, staples, duct tape and bailing twine.

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It worked, and Blue Gryphon was very quick to take shelter under it.

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Of course, the chickens could go right through.  Luckily the jerk roosters stayed out while I was building it. I’m guessing they were afraid I’d use the staple gun on them.

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Sadly, Blue Gryphon finally wanted to go up to roost for the night (I didn’t have time to get a roost put up with all the kids being born), so he figured out how to squeeze through. I had already seen the peahens go through, but I had hoped the boys would be just enough bigger they couldn’t make it through.

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The next day, I got my old rooster over there, so it was another day of separation.

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Sadly, he finally got through and when I went out next, they were both sitting on a saw horse like the good buddies they had been up to this point.  Hopefully, the couple of days in time out helped everyone get along again.  Now if I could just find someone that wanted to turn three roosters into chicken and noodles.

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Fight Night

27 Dec

We have a weather front going through.  Whenever the weather changes, the animals get all crazy.  Add to that Betty Lou being in heat, and we’ve have fight night out here.

Goat Fight

Cinnamon, Betty Lou, and Casey

Betty has been fighting with at least three other girls.

Goat Fight

Casey is glued to her side.

Goat Fight

And the front still hasn’t completely gone past, so we’re still muddy.

Goat Fight

It made for a fun time doing chores.

Friendly Fight

24 Dec

Any time a goat is separated from the herd for 5 minutes any length of time, you know there will be fights when they return.  When I let Bud and Flower out, it was no exception.

Flower and Coffee

Flower and Coffee

I don’t get it.  Coffee and Flower are always friendly.

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Coffee doesn’t have family here, but she usually sleeps with Flower and Bud.

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Still they had to fight.

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Soon it was on to Bambi.

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Notice my good boy Bud just eating in the back and not fighting.

Bambi and Flower

Bambi and Flower

Everyone just ignores the whole fight thing.

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Soon it’s over.

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When I was comfortable that Bud wasn’t going to be fighting, I decided to head back to the house.  Well, I left too soon.  I was not happy to turn around and see Bud and Marley fighting.

Bud and Marley

Bud and Marley

It’s a good thing Marley listens to me.

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See the change in Marley from fighting to looking at me trying to be all innocent?

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The threat of going to the sale barn was enough to end the spat.

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Although he has figured out it’s a pretty mild threat.  I’m glad he decided to listen to me on this occasion.

I’m sharing this post with Alphabe-Thursday where the letter of the week is F.  F is for friendly fighting.