I've never owned peafowl but I'm really interested in getting one (or potentially a "few") in the near future but I have a lot of questions! Is it better to buy an egg (understand that I have raised Silkies...but never from eggs and I do not have an incubator) and hope that it hatches or buy a young chick and raise it from a week+ old? I treat even my chickens more like pets and I want a peacock/hen that is friendly and not afraid of people..and I intend to handraise it. I understand that peacocks tend to bond and imprint, but will they still do this on a person if you don't hatch the bird yourself? I've also heard that the hatch-rate of eggs tends to be low if you buy them. Any advice or recommendation is appreciated. Also, if you are a breeder..or can recommend a good breeder/site/farm that deals in peafowl, please feel free to list them. I don't want like...15 birds. I want (preferably) one or MAYBE two to start and potentially get more in the future. If it helps, I live in NC. Thanks.