Peafowl Proforma Invoice from Brow Farm Ltd
Please review the Estimate/proforma invoice attached to this email. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
If you want the birds delivery to be setup by us, the couriers will be given delivery details on payment of this proforma invoice.
Delivery fee as shown on proforma invoice too be paid in cash to the couriers on safe delivery of the birds.
Delivery can take 10 working days to set up in extreme cases. This is because the welfare of the birds is my main concern at all times.
Payment details for the birds are:
Bank details; Account name: Brow Farm Ltd, Sort code: 122482, Account number: 06117037
Please write invoice Number on reverse of cheque. Made payable to: Brow Farm Ltd.
We will take PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and credit/debit card payments. To cover the costs of these payments please add 5% to the proforma total.
If you do make a payment please email us to confirm how and when it was made so we can waste no time in giving your details to the couriers.
Once payment is made we sent your delivery details to the bird courier. When we receive delivery details back from them we will email you.
The couriers will contact you the day before the birds are delivered using the number you gave us and is shown on the proforma invoice. They will give you a time window for delivery. Please give time either side of this. At the moment deliveries for your area are on a Thursday or Friday.
We look forward to working with you.
Settling in new peafowl.
One question every one should ask before getting their first peafowl or even adding to an already established group is: Will the peafowl stay around my property if I let them free range? The main reason you’ll want peafowl is to have a beautiful full-tailed peacock and some peahens roaming free on your property all year round.
The information below is what I do in order to train new peafowl to stay around my farm without being confined.
The age and how the peafowl were kept before your got them is an important factor in training them to stay on your property. It is often best to start with younger peafowl. Given a choice I’d not go with birds any younger than yearling peafowl (one year old). Yearling peafowl are almost full-grown and they can tolerate almost any kind of weather once they are that age. Their size also allows them to be safe around small dogs, cats, and other small predators.
I us the same method in training older peafowl like two year olds and full tailed birds to free range around my farm in the same way, but I would have to say here that it is much easier to if the birds have not been free range before you get them. If you want to train older peafowl you really should try to purchase birds that were raised in covered flight pens and have not been aloud to free range before they arrived with you. These birds are accustomed to being outside without being able to fly off. Peafowl that have been running loose for years around someone else’s property are hard to keep around a new home because they are accustomed to roaming where ever they want and may leave your property even if you train them by the following steps. I think they go looking for what they knew of before they came to you. So prior to purchasing peafowl of any age, a small building such as a chicken house, stable or utility shed should be made ready to house the peafowl. A Stable in a barn will also work. I fit a wire panel door in ront of the main door so the birds can see out in the day. It’s more so the birds can get used to seeing people walking past them than it is for them to see their new home. The main door can be closed at night so I know nothing is going to get at them or spook them. An outside flight pen attached to the housing area is good to have also, but not necessary. The flight pen allows the peafowl to be outside and to get accustomed to their surroundings without being able to fly off or roost in the trees. The peafowl should be kept in these quarters for at least a month while they get settled in to their new home.
After many years of not clipping or removing flight feathers I have now learnt that the most important training step I’ve found is to wing clip or put the flight feathers of peafowl prior to releasing them into their new housing area. So I now do this before the birds leave me. The peafowl learn very quickly that they can’t fly up to the top of the building or across the flight pen area. This inability to fly seems to calm the peafowl down a lot and makes it much easier to tame them down to a level that suits you. It also makes it much easier to recatch a bird if it escapes soon after being put in the area you have prepared for it.
Roosting areas for the peafowl will need to be only 3′ or 4′ off of the ground so that the peafowl can jump up on them and so that they won’t injure themselves when they jump down to the floor.
I pull out the flight feathers just before the birds are boxed up for transport to you. Doing this means the birds will start to grow new ones right away. So in 6 weeks the birds can fly again. I can clip the feathers if you wish, but this will mean the bird is not able to fly for some months. I can also leave the birds unclipped if you wish. I would not advise this as it will make settling the birds into their new home much harder for you and more stressful for the birds. If you don’t want your new arrivals to have their ability to fly inhibited then just let me know.
Feed and water the peafowl daily (peafowl, pheasant or turkey grower pellets) while they are in confinement so that they get accustomed to their owner. I let them eat food for a couple of days then see what they have eaten. From that you can work out how much they eat a day. I then only give them that much food when I put their food in with them every day. This way they are waiting for their food the next time I feed them. They soon start to catch on that I’m the one they need to be seeing for food. Give the peafowl treats such as lettuce trimmings, raisins, grapes, tomatoes, white bread, etc. to make them tamer. When releasing your birds one thing I’d say here is if you get the birds in winter it may well be better to not release them till spring. After a month has passed, pick a day when the weather is good.Then allow the peafowl to come out of their enclosure on their own. Do not force them out of the enclosure. If they are happy just to look out of the opening then be happy they are doing this and after a couple of hours close the door. When they do come out observe their behavior and allow them to investigate their surroundings. Don’t let them wonder away from their enclosure. Keep them near to the opening. If they can see you a way off they should stay near where they know is safe. Allow the peafowl to free range for no more than a half day and then herd them back into their enclosure. Repeat this process for several days, allowing the peafowl to free range for longer periods of time each day, but keep near the door to where they have been kept while enclosed. I would continue to put the peafowl in the enclosure at night and close the door before dark for so long as they want to go back in. Remember if they keep going back in you must close the door. Or you are inviting predators to try and take the birds of the roosting poles they are sleeping on. Do not allow dogs to chase them during this time. Peafowl and dogs can co exist but don’t let the dogs get in the habit of chasing the peafowl.
I have used this process many times to train peafowl and guinea fowl to stay on my farms.
i hope this is of help to you and look forward to hearing from you soon