I had a surprise the other day when I went to feed my chooks. A male peacock was in with my laying hens. WOW I couldn't believe my eyes He seems to be only a young bird, just starting to colour up. He has no tail feathers. He hangs around with the hens & serenades them & the rooster chases him away. He doesn't harm them. He stays in the yard over night when the chooks are locked up. I through a couple hands of feed to him of an evening. I think he has made himself at home. He just roams around free, I don't know there he came from. He's not tame can't catch him or get him into the hen house. I'm not worried he doesn't hurt anything. It's nice to have him around. How old are they when they start to grow tail feathers? Don't know much about them.