Bay Area chicken fanciers have an opportunity to undertake a flowery chicken, due to a recently wrangled peacock now dwelling on the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA facility in San Mateo.
The grownup male peafowl comes full with the entire species’ legendary plumage and judging by its clipped wings, has already lived amongst individuals, based on Humane Society officers.
“Since his wings were clipped, we were fairly certain he was someone’s pet, but no one came forward to claim him,” mentioned Humane Society spokesperson Buffy Martin Tarbox.
The chicken, dubbed “Wingo Starr,” was noticed a few weeks in the past hanging out in the parking zone of KIPP Esperanza High School in East Palo Alto by workers members, who rapidly known as for help.
“Our rescue staff arrived and saw the bird darting around the lot,” Tarbox mentioned. “Peafowl are very smart birds and can be difficult to catch, but after about 20 minutes our staff was able to safely net the bird and bring him back to our shelter in San Mateo.”
The superb adoption candidate could have earlier peafowl expertise, the suitable quantity of area to care for the chicken — not less than 80 sq. toes — and the flexibility to offer its favourite meals — turkey or rooster feed, nuts, inexperienced greens and fruit.
Peacocks additionally like tree homes for shelter and safety from predators and can eat bugs, slugs, frogs and lizards.
Wingo Starr’s adoption price is $20 and other people can discover out about adopting him by calling PHS/SPCA at (650) 340-7022.