as a suburban dweller, I have a peafowl. BUT, only a year after I got the peachick, did I find out it is illegal to have anything similar to poultry or game birds, and they have said my peacock is illegal. It was at the moment when I went to get a permit to build him a pen. Please go to the town, and ask first if you can have him. Now, Henri lives inside the house with us. Neighbors don't care, they are very nice. I hope nobody else will go to tell the town. However constricted it sounds, he seems very happy indoors. He sleeps in a laundry room, and during day, he runs around through family room and kitchen. We have blankies all over couches. He is messy, and you cannot train them to poop to a litter box. Thus, we clean for an hour every day. We let him into a sunroom often, but he rather spends time with us. So he seems to be happy wherever we are, not necessarily outdoors. I am in process of getting him at least a large dog pen( I don't need a permit for that, so the town does not need to know), so he can peck the grass and enjoy the birds. We will only leave him there when we are home to watch for his safety. He is loud when he freaks out for no good reason/very often. He calls heart-wrenching sounds, as he flies across the living room. It freaks me out every time.
He loves to beg, and not eat his food, but steal our food instead. Very picky eater. Loves shrimp and curry and sushi.
We may move in a few years, hopefully to a place that allows peas, so he can have a large run and maybe even a hen.
Right now, it is a lot of work. But, from the first week we had him, I have fallen in love, and feel that I would do anything for him. When I am at work I feel a big feathery hole inside my heart. That did not happen to me with any of my previous pets.
Be careful, the will make you fall in love with them, and then steal your food!