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Can you keep just one Peacock?

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Can you keep just one Peacock or will he get lonely by himself?

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I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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post #2 of 12

It is always best to keep two, so if you don't want peachicks get two males.

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Its not that I don't want peachicks, its that 1 peaock won't need as big of a pen.

I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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I was just asking this very same question to my DH while he was home this weekend. He looked at me and said what purpose do peacocks serve? I thought he was being critical but then realized he was actually serious. When I was young my grandmother had a peacock a total beaut. by the time I was 12 my grams tried to introduce a second one because we kept telling her it looked lonely...well things didn't work out and they ended up living in two different pens. I would myself get 2 at least for companionship :-) I am getting a couple chicks this coming spring, I cannot wait to have them :-)

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post #5 of 12

Just give it a volleyball and call it Wilson!!!  lau 

Seriously, my grandfather always kept a pair.

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Originally Posted by chicks4kids 

Just give it a volleyball and call it Wilson!!!  lau 

Seriously, my grandfather always kept a pair.


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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by PrinceSandwich 

Its not that I don't want peachicks, its that 1 peaock won't need as big of a pen.


A 10'X20' Run with a 10'x10' or 10'x8' three sided building at one end for shelter would hold a pair of Peafowl just fine.

post #8 of 12

I have one Peacock. He just showed up one day. He is not penned and hangs out with the chickens. He sleeps in a big fir tree. Seems happy enough.

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Originally Posted by BlackBart 

I have one Peacock. He just showed up one day. He is not penned and hangs out with the chickens. He sleeps in a big fir tree. Seems happy enough.


thats what happened to me once, after a while she walked in my pen of peacocks, and stayed there ever since!

back to the question, i have a peachick, who has been on his own since he was hatched, he seems to think human company is better then a birds roll .  But that was because he was imprinted.

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post #10 of 12

Judging by my limited experience, I would never have just one.  My pair were happy, however I just added 4 more to the pen and they are even happier.

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