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Male being a little agressive to white hen

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I recently added two peahens , my peacock Ernie I thought would enjoy some companionship other than my laying hens. The blue hen does just fine the other is white, for some reason the peacock harasses the white hen, she is pretty agile and the pen is huge so she has plenty of room to get away. Sense I'am new to peacocks I do not know their behavior that well, will he calm down, they have been together just a few weeks. I find when the hens are in with them it's a much calmer environment for my peahens. Ernie is very docile with me, he will sit calmly in my lap and even sleep when his neck is scratched. I'm just wondering if he is being a premadonna or just working out the pecking order. My two roosters won't even look him in the eye.
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Sorry to start of with a stupid question...but are you sure your new white hen is a hen?

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She's a hen, both hen's are over three year's old.
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Originally Posted by Bonz View Post

I recently added two peahens , my peacock Ernie I thought would enjoy some companionship other than my laying hens. The blue hen does just fine the other is white, for some reason the peacock harasses the white hen, she is pretty agile and the pen is huge so she has plenty of room to get away. Sense I'am new to peacocks I do not know their behavior that well, will he calm down, they have been together just a few weeks. I find when the hens are in with them it's a much calmer environment for my peahens. Ernie is very docile with me, he will sit calmly in my lap and even sleep when his neck is scratched. I'm just wondering if he is being a premadonna or just working out the pecking order. My two roosters won't even look him in the eye.

Can you please post a picture of your White peahen? Can it show the entire body of the hen? I'm sorry I'm asking for specific things but it's trying to see what exactly he's doing to her. It's easier with pictures to get an understanding. Chances are if he's not making her bleed it's a pecking order issue. If he's making her bleed in different areas he may not like her. For me this is kind of rare hearing of males beating up the hens.

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