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Monday, April 24, 2017

Too many peacocks on your street?

 

A good use for all the peacocks in the Grove might be to breed them and eat the eggs.

You should keep one peacock for every four peahens you own. This will insure fertility and safety all around. If you keep too many males than there will be fights and chaos in the coop. If you keep too many hens then you can’t be sure that the one you want is fertile or not.

Rather than get rid of them as so many neighbors do, sending them down to the Redland to live, or worse, here is is information on breeding, hatching and raising peafowl.

The breeding season goes from March to August, so we are right in the middle of it. So maybe you can share some of your neighborhood peacocks and peahens with others and it will give friend and neighbors fresh eggs in the morning and you'll have less of them on your street without harming them.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they really edible?

April 24, 2017 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes and they taste amazing.we have been eating them for years.We call them fancy chickens.and the feathers make great Mardi gras masks

April 24, 2017 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Range Peafowl eggs are delicious and large. Just one is like three hens eggs. Think of the cost savings and yummy omelets, cakes, French toast and quiches. Harvesting their eggs may actually help make more Grove residents pleased they are in their neighborhood. Might even be better for Coconut Grove to be identified with Peacocks than with Condos, Big White Boxes, broken sidewalks, traffic and overpriced restaurants. We already have Peacock Park, Peacock statues and plenty of regal Peacocks.

April 24, 2017 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a way Peacocks are a bit like Lion Fish, in the way that they quickly have overpopulated an area. Lion Fish are taking over our bay and reefs throughout the Florida Keys. Lion Fish eradication has been impossible.
Some folks discovered they can be very tasty if handled with extra care, after spearing, trimming the dangerously venomous spines and filleting. Peacocks are beautiful, but they too are overpopulating parts of our community. You have to wonder what it would be like to see them on the menu at Greenstreets, Le Bouchon, Glass and Vine or of course at Peacock Garden Cafe!

April 24, 2017 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In our quiet section of South Miami, we have one lonely male, some call him Mango - other's Percy - we would love for him to have some friends. Ah, if only... feel free to drop off three peahens by the American Legion. PLEASE!

April 24, 2017 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE PEACOCKS

April 24, 2017 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Charles Corda said...

Honestly people..leave the damn Peacocks alone..They are great to have walking around..delightful and beautiful..How many neighborhoods have peacocks..? Sure they wake me up too BUT They add value..visually, emotionally and of course financially...They are an "asset" to our community in many ways....Leave those friggin' birds alone...:)

April 25, 2017 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Robert Sullivan said...

Al Diaz, a friend of mine and a photographer at the Miami Herald, just published this story and video on the division of the Coconut Grove community by the peacocks. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/coconut-grove/article147089249.html

April 27, 2017 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should open a restaurant and call it "Iridescent Fried Chicken."

April 27, 2017 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up in SF - I loved the seagulls, and seeing the parrot flocks. I also loved seeing the iguanas and those blackbirds with the red/yellow spots at the wings. I remember enough nasty people complaining about the birds' noise and poo - get it over it. They're wonderful creatures.

As for considering them a menance, I live in NYC now, and every single time I go outside (forget about when I'm in the subway) I see TONS of rats. And I like (fancy & gambian pouched) rats - just not these city ones.

The birds are a treasure! I'd consider moving to the area just because they're there.

April 27, 2017 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shoot, shovel, shutup. OR there are some peacock recipes out there.

April 27, 2017 11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peacok's life matters! ;-)

April 28, 2017 11:38 AM  

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