Lost or Found!

What to do when your birds are lost or you find a peacock, peahen.

1. Call around the area and ask who lost or has peafowl or if anyone has seen your bird. Peafowl have grown used to being around people and will often make back to buildings.

2. Call local RSPCA or animal rescue to see if they have had anyone report any lost or found birds. (But don’t bother asking for help in the capture or placement of the birds. If it can fend for it’s self then they will only advise)

3. Find your local poultry dealer or animal feed supplier they may know who has lost or found  your bird or a place the lost bird in a new home. Many places have an ad board so have a look for lost and found.

4. If you live in an urban area or in a city, call local animal rescue centre and ask about displaced birds or ask them if they will help you find your bird.

5. Place an ad in your local newspaper. Some do free ads for lost pets. Or call the local Radio or TV station to help find the home of the lost bird. Remember it may make a good end of news item for them.

6. If all else fails, contact us here at Brow Farm. We have helped many private individuals in re-homing unwanted birds here at the farm. Humane and sensible solutions can be found to solve most peafowl problems without harming or killing any peafowl. We never turn away peafowl that arrive at the farm. We are unable to send anyone out to catch birds any more due to the time this can take with no guarantee of catching the bird in the end. We can arrange getting birds picked up if they can be captured and boxed in advance. There would be a charge for this service. 


SENT on 01/06/2010 by Stephanie Plimmer
I today read the blog on your webpage. I have sad news that the peacock in Chawston Bedfordshire who despite earlier views, was well fed and had good shelter nearby was sadly killed.  His lovely tail feathers found near the A1 but no body, which in itself sounds a little suspicious, particularly as that was not a direction he would visit. Perhaps someone kindly person tried to capture him and chased him in the wrong direction, or maybe just one for the pot?? (although I hope not!)He would have been approximately 4 years old, a neighbour watched him hatch, and had the most beautiful blue plumage last year. He obviously survived well over those 4 years as well as his offspring, despite not having one official home or belonging to anyone. You will be glad to hear that there are still several residents in the village who have no issues with the noise, and continue to feed and look after the two remaining females. Your web site has a wealth of information useful to helping keeping these birds healthy and cared for.


  1. Lisa Buller May 26, 2015 9:06 pm  Reply

    Hi there, for over 12 months we have had a pea hen living on our street and she spends a lot of time in our back garden during the summer.
    Last summer she lay eggs and sat on them for months hoping for a mate. Eventually we removed the eggs as they were rotten. It was distressing to see her after we had removed them and we didn’t see her in our garden for months, but she was always around the street.
    She has now returned and we can’t help but wonder if she is planning to lay her eggs again. We live in a reasonably rural part of cheshire but still feel this isn’t the right home for her, although she appears in good health and content with her surroundings. Do you have any advice for us?
    Many thanks

    • Martin Caunce June 13, 2015 11:29 pm  Reply

      Hi Lisa
      The peahen seems happy where she is. Just remove the eggs sooner this year.


  2. Tm Lincoln May 1, 2017 8:32 am  Reply

    Hi there was a peahen and peacock in our village they had wandered from a local farm. They’ve been fending for themselves for about 9 months and stay together, roost each night on houses together calling for short intervals to each other etc. Recently only the peahen is around and she calls mostly in the morning and at night for about an hour . Is she trying to find the male? If she can’t find him will she be ok on her own?

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