Peacocks & Poultry In Motion with GOATS and RATS, Callahan Bird Farms, VIKINGPEACOCKS.com
"My whole life is for the birds!"
GOATS and EMUs are important additions to this unique farm. Carol Callahan has continued to maintain the farm since I.E. Eldridge's passing February 21, 2010. She has fed about 3 TONS of feed MONTHLY to the flock (and, now, HERD), for years!
There is SO MUCH NEW information to put on this website; yet, sadly, this website may be lost soon. But the farm continues, and Carol Callahan's HOME PHONE is still in local directories, to her knowledge.
While this website survives, she'll try to update as much as possible: It's difficult, with no internet access at home. And it's hard to get away from the farm, with so much there to be done!
Carol continues to credit Divine assistance to the survival of this "operation." Since I.E.'s passing in 2010, all of the responsibility for the farm fell solely upon Carol, bequeathed to her by I.E. in his will.
Some years ago she met (through the part-time night shift job which helps pay the feed bill) an interesting gentleman named JOHNNIE BROWN. Johnnie is 86 years old (as of this update February/2015), was a crab fisherman in Oregon for about 56 years. A friendship ensued, Johnnie moved to the Southwind Drive farm (one mile from Glenn Avenue, where Carol resides in a camper); and now is a most incredibly valuable help on both farms!
JOHNNIE most often can be found making important repairs and improvements at 17 Glenn Avenue, especially building and fixing and installing fences, gates, shelters, plumbing needs. Carol is convinced that I.E. (himself 83 years old when he passed) intervened on her behalf from above: "She needs help down there!" God bless I.E. Eldridge, who started this peacock farm more than 30 years ago; and who went "to his reward" 5 years ago: May he rest in peace.
And through the years, help has come from various sources and means, but ultimately from Above. With the many miracles that continue to occur to keep everyone fed, Carol figures she is meant to continue this "calling."
On of the little "miracles" that helped this farm was NBC ("Proud as a Peacock") television station's interest in FILMING the peas some months ago. (NBC sent a check to Carol for the filming.) The footage was to AIR February 12, 2015, on their program, "Investigation Discovery Unraveled." (Carol is expecting a copy in the mail; but could not see it air, since she has no TV.) Carol was told that the location of these peafowl could not be revealed; but if you see (or saw) that program, they're HERE at 17 Glenn Avenue, in Alamogordo, NM!
So, Carol is excited and encouraged to have finally accessed this website once again; and will do her best to update information, for whatever time it lasts. But phone calls are always welcome, at the home phone number, 575-434-8777.
"Original" (updated) info ...
The biggest collection of PEACOCKS & POULTRY in the Southwest is still in Alamogordo, New Mexico, about 80 miles north of El Paso, Texas, to visit and view. There are still plenty of peafowl and many, many other birds at Carol Callahan's bird farms, which include the old peacock farm of I.E. Eldridge, deceased.
Mrs. Carol Callahan and Mr. I.E. Eldridge were happy to announce their new bird farming partnership about 2006, offering a variety of peafowl for sale from the Eldridge Peacock Farm at 17 Glenn, Alamogordo, New Mexico. You can always reach Carol by leaving a message (when she's not home) at 575/434-8777. In fact, a PHONE CALL is the BEST WAY to reach Carol, as she does NOT have internet at home yet! (Please be sure to arrange an appointment, if you're able to visit!)
Carol's original two-acre bird farm is one mile northwest of the peacock farm, with some birds still in residence there. A 14' high, 20' x 30' flight pen and a 20' x 40' extension are complete, mostly occupied by peafowl, guinea fowl, and some extremely rare turkeys.
You may reach Carol at 575/434-8777 (Please leave message on Voice Mail IF no answer).
You're welcome to come visit and pick up birds available of your choice. Carol has personally delivered to some locales, such as Las Cruces, 70 miles west of Alamogordo, and Dexter, south of Roswell, New Mexico, about two-and-a-half hour drive from Alamogordo. But it's VERY hard to get away from the farms.
The last Saturday of September, 2011, Carol was able to bring birds to her first visit to the EDGEWOOD FEED STORE Poultry SWAP, near Albuquerque. (Future attendance will depend upon, in large part, contacts from interested persons, as she rarely can get online these days. (The October SWAP will be the last until February, weather permitting then.) She thoroughly enjoyed the experience, meeting new people, providing new birds to some happy new owners, and trading a few turkeys for some new varieties. (She considered it a birthday present to herself, since it occurred so close to that event!)
Hope to see you see our birds ... and GOATS and EMUs! And thanks for visiting this website!
(Updated September 2011)
(Updated February 16, 2015)
17 GLENN AVENUE and 5 SOUTHWIND DRIVE
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO 88310