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Martha Stewart's Peacocks Get Mauled To Death By Coyotes On Her 153 Acre Farm

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By Favour Adegoke on July 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM EDT

Famous chef and public figure Martha Stewart recently mourned the loss of half a dozen of her prized peafowls to hungry coyotes. The businesswoman currently lives in a 153-acre farmhouse in Bedford, Westchester County, which she purchased in 2000.

The property has over five buildings and several gardens, farms, and homes for the hundreds of animals being kept there. After an inaccurate report on how many peafowls she had, Stewart revealed that she had 21 of the birds. Well, due to recent events, 16 now.

The cookbook author regularly posts about her birds; however, her most recent post wasn't a happy one. Via Instagram, Stewart revealed that six birds were gone due to a coyote attack on her farm.

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Coyotes Killed Martha Stewart's Peafowls

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Stewart lost six of her peafowls after they were massacred by a pack of coyotes in her Katonah home, New York. The author took to social media to mourn the animals and revealed their hungry attackers patrolled her home before the event.

The post revealed one of the animals named BlueBoy was killed. The Instagram post was a video of the magnificent bird and was captioned, "RIP beautiful BlueBoy. The coyotes came in broad daylight and devoured him and five others, including the magnificent White Boy."

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The businesswoman also shared how the attackers got into the enclosure and revealed that the remaining birds would no longer be released from their section.

"The coyotes came in broad daylight and devoured him and five others, including the magnificent White Boy," she wrote, "We are no longer allowing the peafowl out of their yard, she shared, adding, 'We are enclosing the top of their large yard with wire fencing etc."

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Martha Stewart Kept 'Liberated' Peafowls

In November 2021, the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia founder told her over a million followers on Instagram that the several peacocks and peahens she had were being 'liberated.' This meant the winged animals were given free rein on the farm outside their enclosure during the day.

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Stewart posted several pictures of the birds at the time and revealed that after being kept for two years in the enclosure, she decided to give them more room. 'Having been confined for two years in a half-acre enclosure, I decided to grant them daylight freedom- aka the run of the farm," she wrote.

The rest of the post's caption read, "Until they have to return at twilight to their secure Palais for the night when the wild predators make the rounds of the chicken coops, pigeon house, and geese yard. The peacocks are so friendly and sociable and clean they are welcome everywhere. And they are beautiful."

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She Owns 21 Peafowls

Besides her winged trophy birds, Stewart also keeps honing pigeons, geese, Sicilian donkeys, horses, hundreds of hens and roosters, and several other animals on her 153-acre farm in Bedford, Westchester County.

In May, The New York Post published an article that claimed that the 80-year-old had 16 birds in her farm home. Stewart set the record straight, revealed the number of peafowls she owned, and accused the news outlet of releasing fake news.

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"I actually have 21 of these glorious birds whose house is impeccable," she wrote. Stewart also addressed the writer's comment claiming that the birds were extremely loud. "They do not smell. They are so clean! Their voices are loud but such fun to hear. They are so friendly."

Stewart has a habit of posting her birds on her Instagram page. A few months ago, the author shared pictures of her peacocks with their vibrant feathers spread. Not long after, she posted another picture of one of the birds in front of her home.

Martha Stewart Lives In A 153 Acre Farmhouse

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While Stewart has many residences, the 80-year-old's primary residence is her Katonah home in New York which she calls Cantitoe Corners. She bought the large 153-acre property that came with several buildings, gardens, and farmland in 2000 for $15.2 million. Since then, she has done several restorations, refurbishing, and rebuilding to the home.

The property's previous owner was Ruth Sharpe, who held on to the place until she passed away in 1999. The home has several buildings, including the Summer House, the Winter House, Maple Avenue Guest House, a third guest house, and a contemporary home.

The estate also has lush gardens, greenhouses, stables for Stewart's prized horses, and accommodations for her other animals.

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