How to bond with peafowl? Tips needed:)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by htg722, May 3, 2016.

  1. htg722

    htg722 Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2016
    Hi! I got my first peacock two days ago . He is 10 months old and has been very calm and chill since the moment I got him. He is a good boy ! I think there is potential he will let me pet him ! I sit with him and bring treats and talk to him softly and he seems to like it. Starting to move closer to me and loves to eyeball his treat dish at what I have brought him. He is so cool!!
  2. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2012
    Makara, Wellington, NZ
    Hello, and congratulations on your new friend! [​IMG]We love to see photos here!

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  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Treats and them imprinting are the easiest bonds there are. To imprint it requires them to still be a chick and dependent on a parent figure.
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    It sounds like you are doing the right things to get him tame. I have 3 peafowl here that let me pet them, but I raised them all up from peachicks so I was handling them a lot when they were easy to hold and then as they got bigger I made sure to pet them and show them that it is nice to be pet. The other peafowl I have see me pet the tame ones but they still don't think it is a good idea to let me try and pet them. I guess the hand raised ones have better trust in me.

    Keep giving him treats and maybe he will let you pet him. [​IMG]
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  5. htg722

    htg722 Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2016
    Thank you . Day 3 and he is warming up little by little. Walking a little closer to me checking out my handful of goodies. Sugar snap peas, a boiled egg and peanuts. He doesn't seem to be a fraidy cat.. a very chilled out bird! Thanks guys
  6. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    Jumping in a little late to the party but if you really want them tame I would wait until they are a few weeks old to start really bonding with them and to try and raise them in groups. The reason being is often times when a male bird is raised from chickhood without other broodmates, they can become very aggressive towards people because they think people are peacocks. It doesn't happen with every bird but it is something to consider
  7. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2015
    Salado, Texas
    They are a lot like dogs, they can be won over with treats and are oh so curious.[​IMG]

    Gerald Barker
  8. Helen in the Desert

    Helen in the Desert Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2011
    Palm Springs
    I am hand raising some chicks for imprinting - what treats are safe for chicks and at what age can I give different stuff?
  9. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Meal worms work at all ages and they usually love them.
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