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Another peachick!

on January 11, 2013

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Yesterday my youngest brother’s family stayed the night with us and the twins found another peachick! They were terribly excited, but it presented me with a dilemma because, even though the mother appeared to be looking after him, it was getting dark, so we kept him inside for the night with a very nonplussed Gutsy9.

This morning, after my brother’s family left, Ming and I were sitting outside on the front veranda with both chicks when the mother peahen approached us making little clucking noises, so we put her chick on the grass and off they went. I followed them for awhile and it was obvious the mother and chick were inseparable so I have decided to hope for the best and reassess the situation this afternoon. (Months ago around 20 guinnea fowl chicks hatched under a shrub and, thinking it best to leave it to their mothers to look after them, I didn’t intervene. The next day they were gone.)

So we might bring the new chick in for the night again – not sure!


55 responses to “Another peachick!

  1. terry1954 says:

    where had they been hiding all this time?

  2. How fun! The kids are adorable!

  3. another chick!! Let’s hope they all grow up and hang out on your neighbour’s roof! Just kidding! Kinda 😉

  4. The difference between Gutsy-9 and the new peachick is astounding. How handsoome Gutsy-9 is becoming, makes me feel like proud far away aunt looking on his development from afar and cheering him on. Thanks for that gift Jules. You are single-handedly giving your online friends a virtual peacock pet. 🙂

  5. Robyn Lee says:

    Oh wow ~ will be interesting to know if these new peachicks return or Mother keeps them under her wing — sounds like this will be the case? ~ amazing to witness all this natural life Julie ~ Today I got to the woods and saw a snow goose 🙂 x

  6. Louise G. says:

    I love the tender caringness of your words and actions.

  7. Looks like loads of fun! And the twins are so cute! So are the chicks!

  8. It’s so good that ‘Mama’ seems to have this one in hand….(I hope)…..but you have a soft heart for these little ones if she doesn’t…Diane

  9. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    Great photos, and both chicks are adorable, it would be awful if some animal got hold of them overnight never to be seen again.

  10. Wow another one hope the mother does take care of it

  11. Forget about angry birds, you have happy peachicks!

  12. Anonymous says:

    How lovely! Another worry for you, though, to know what to do for the best.

  13. I have visions of you Julie with a whole brood of peachicks clutched to your breast!!!

  14. catchatcaren says:

    they must be so excited to have found another baby!

  15. Makes Gutsy9 look so big !!

  16. Victoria says:

    Must be a hard decision to make, Julie.
    Do you leave the chick with it’s Mother & hope she protects it OR do you bring it inside (for fear of a predator taking the chick).
    I’d hate to be in your shoes in making a decision on that one.
    They say one should leave it to Nature and not intervene in the case of wild birds, but your peahens and peacocks are not exactly ‘wild’.

  17. tootlepedal says:

    It a tough life being a peachick wrangler.

  18. niasunset says:

    they are all so lovely Blessing them all. Thank you dear Julie, have a nice weekend, love, nia

  19. viveka says:

    A true sunshine story – is Gusty9 accepted with new chick or is he still close to you – can read between the lines that you’re afriad to end up with one chick on each shoulder. Both adorable and cute. Wonderful photos of your brothers twins.

  20. dcwisdom says:

    That’s adorable!

  21. Barb says:

    Nothing’s better for hope than a baby.

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