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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Proud Rooster
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I had 3 cocks and a girl oldest boy being just over 3 years old and starting to get a really good train. I recently introduced a much older pied cock bird. The original 4 always kept together and the new one just did his own thing. About a week ago my oldest original simply vanished. I thought maybe a fox but they always roost in the trees at night 10m off the ground. Then I thought maybe he left due to feeling inadequate from the more mature boy? I guess I'm clutching at straws hereI just want to know where he went :( No feathers were found or a body I have searched everywhere


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:30 pm 
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What is an IB? But if they are out in the open it could be anything - Fox would be top of my list even if they normally do roost hight in the trees. He might have roosted lower that night or got a fright and flown to the ground. Of got injured somehow and couldn't get up in the trees. Impossible to say. Sorry he is gone though

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Are you sure the other one did not kill it happened to me once.Have you tried neighboring properties.But yes could have been a fox.Fox will get them as they come down fron trees as they usually follow a routine.
IB is Indian Blue peacock

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:53 pm 
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macl27 wrote:
IB is Indian Blue peacock


Ahhh thankyou. I thought it must be a peacock but couldn't figure the IB in there!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:01 am 
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Someone's IBs keep turning up at my place. I'm up to 13 males now, a ridiculous number. So yes they do spontaneously rehome themselves.

I'm about to give a bunch to the produce merchant to lighten up on males.


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