Most of my 50 years i've wanted peacocks...I was working on this being THE year, i have a nice new 8x10 shed with an extra half story, and had planned to take some time off and build a flight run next month...but yesterday, i got a call i couldn't resist , and i'm now the owner of a rather battered Blue Indian pied peacock. Not sure how old he is, he's missing his train cause he'd been jammed into a small mobile coop with more than two dozen chickens, but he still looks remarkably healthy, clear eyes, no nasal discharge, quiet breathing, fairly formed droppings. What really grabbed my heart is his gentle manner. I'd been using the coop for 4 8-week old Ameraucanas that aren't quite big enough to go in with the big birds. They were a bit defensive, as chickens are...the peacock (my grandgirl named him "Kool") let them check and peck, even though he's bigger than all of them put together. He's just so regal, bending down to look at them. I wish i'd had more time to be ready for him...I'll get him a girlfriend soon, he seems lonely. He's content this morning, I put perches uphigh, he can look out the gable window. They said he'd been eating chicken feed, but I will get him some gamebird feed and his own feeder yet today, and put it where the chickens can't get it. i give my chickens cat food when they're moulting, to help get the feathers growing, that's OK for peacocks? I prolly need to worm him, debating taking him to the vet, he's been through a lot. Any TLC suggestions for getting him up to speed? I'll post pics later when i have time to set up my PC, it crashed a while back and i can't find my canon util;ities disc...;~(.