I think I want a few peacocks/peahens. But I have never had them and am not sure exactly what to expect from them. I have had ducks in the past (they flew the coop once they discovered they could... more than a year old), I have had Guineas (which have mysteriously disappeared) and I've had lots of chickens/roosters and still do. I have 2 roosters and about a dozen hens of various varieties. Also in the farmyard are 2 potbelly pigs who are very friendly, 3 dwarf goats, 1 kiko goat, and a couple of baby kids (and neighbor has cows). We have free running dogs and cats who are all very good with the critters... (except for my pigs and dogs trying to outrun me to gather eggs in the mornings!)
I am on 22 acres. I have always loved peacocks and have visited farms which have them. Some people try to discourage me, telling me they are loud, messy and obnoxious. Any more so than pigs or guinea hens or goat bucks in puberty??
Would love to receive some outside thoughts in helping me to decide if peafowl is something I would like to try here on my little hobby farm.
Wilda in Southwest Tennessee