Darlin' Man had overnight duty last night, so I called him right before he left for home and reminded him to pick up feed for the goats and chickens.
A little while later, he called and (excitedly out of breath) told me to open the gate and bring a pair of scissors with me.He had a SURPRISE for me!
He pulled into the yard and I looked in the car window and saw two mysterious bags in the back seat.
He pulled the bags out while my son fetched the feed and we went to the does pen.
He opened the bags and.....SURPRISE!!!
Of course, the does pen is goat proof. That does not mean it is peacock proof.
We found this out a scant 5 minutes after the peafowl were released into the pen when the peahen promptly flew over the fence into Honey's, (the horses) paddock next door. The Darlin' Man immediately gave chase, and with Honey's help (she was very perturbed at the peafowl invasion!) re-captured Persephone and put her back into the goat pen.
After a few minutes of head scratching, we put up a *curtain* of screen fabric to dissuade her and Pericles from making any further forays into the neighbors property.
Pendar (aka our gender bender rooster) was annoyed at Pericles, but seemed to take a bit of a romantic interest in Penelope---which alarmed her. So, I grabbed up Pendar and moved him in the big goat pen.
Temporary solution, but working for now.
The goats were curious and started sniffing at the peafowl and then Pericles let loose the typical peacock *squawk* and the goats all stampeded over to where I was standing and hid behind me, lol! They peered out from behind my legs at the fowl, then looked up at me as if asking "What is THAT thing!?!?
I know what our weekend project is this coming weekend...a peafowl pen!