I have always wanted a peacock but have not wanted my parents to have to live with a noisy bird that they don't love (they put up with so many of my other animals) It has always been a standing joke that I would get a peacock as a house warming gift to myself when I bought my first home. I'm getting close to getting my own farm and had some questions for you peafowl lovers. 1. Can you keep a single male by himself? will he be more quiet by himself or will he call more because he is by himself? He would be a pet/ beauty to look at, I'm not planning on breeding. 2. Is it better to get a chick or an adult? I don't want him to be super flighty but I don't need to hold and hug him either. And if you get a young bird how old are they before they make the loud mating call noises? Sorry for all the questions just trying to do this right. I've had pigeons, chickens and geese for a long time but not experience with the peafowl family.