are peacocks aggressive???? PLEASE ANSWER ME!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by featheredfriendlover, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. featheredfriendlover

    featheredfriendlover Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    please tell me there not. my grandfather just asked a lady who has been raising peafowl for 15 years and said that if i get a hen for my peacock he will get aggressive and attack people. please tell me all of your guys peafowl arent aggressive. if they are im not going to be able to get my 2 pied peafowl chicks this evening at 6:30. please i need your help.

    and please tell me how long you have been raising peafowl.
    my grandfather used it against me that the lady he talked to has been raising peafowl for 15 years.
    thanks alot.

    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
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  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Well, I dont know much about peacocks, but my ferrier has some, and when I went to see them they werent agressive at all.

    Good Luck with yours!!
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    I've never actually raised any myself, but I have also never heard of them being aggressive.
  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    I have a zillion peacocks running around here and I have NEVER found one to be aggressive. Even when they are cornered. Even when they are with their harem. Mine can sure fly, though.
  5. MommaHen23

    MommaHen23 In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    Peafowl are not aggressive.

    Their is some behavior that can appear that the peacock is aggressive but they are not.

    When my peahens have a clutch of eggs somewhere and they have left the eggs sitting unprotected - he will chase the peahens around the property until they go back to their nests.

    Also, mating can seem aggressive but its not. The girls don't really like it - but we all know it must happen.

    Hope this helps!
  6. featheredfriendlover

    featheredfriendlover Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    thanks. i still need some more answers though to convince my grandpa.
  7. homesteadingcowgirl

    homesteadingcowgirl Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    None of the ones I have ever been around were the least bit aggressive? More tend to be shy. I would guess taht it would depend upon the bird to some extent, just like with roosters and toms, etc... It is possible that your grandpa misunderstood, or if he's not wanting you to get any he may have heard what he wanted to hear. If you are getting babies, you would also be able to work with them and handle them.

  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    The green maybe more aggressive. Very rare for the indiablue to get aggressive, been raising much longer than the lady that told your grandfather that.

    Just stay away from the green and very high % spalding. They need heat in Ohio winters.

    Had over 100 breeding age peafowl last year.
  9. Ours have never shown any type a aggression at all. One thing to remember about them is they have long, strong legs and sharp nails. I have a nice scar on my side from an adult peacock I was holding and when he kicked, cut me open just as clean as a knife would have.

    Steve in NC
  10. Madame_Peacock

    Madame_Peacock Hatching

    Jul 12, 2009
    I think sometimes they can get territorial. My husband wanted one of our penned India Blue males to roam in the backyard and he lunged/spurred me for no reason when I was back there. I had on jeans and his spur cut through! Back in his pen he went and we never had another problem with him. I walk in the pens all the time and never have a problem. I have several that roam the yard and no problems.

    I've never had any of our others get aggresive with me--although they can get agressive with each other--males and females, but all in all, they seem to get along okay.

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