Hello peapeople, I have another peacock health question, although I am realizing how very difficult it is for people to give advice about a bird they can't actually look at. I'm sure you experts could let me know what/if this guy has a problem right away if you could see him. But I'll give it a try anyways. I wrote earlier about getting some rescued peacocks to join the free range flock I live with. I received the first two guys a while ago, and the people who were holding them finally caught the peahen who had escaped (long story) and I went to pick it up two weeks ago..it turned out to be a peacock, not a peahen, about 1 year old. This little guy has some kind of physical problem that I can't identify. I have now gotten used to the fact that peacocks sometimes limp; maybe they step on something or who knows what, but they seem to get over it. His problem appears to be in his hip? He walks with a hitch. The way he navigates makes me think it is either a congenital problem or maybe an old injury. He can walk and run (a bit slowly), fly and roost. Perhaps someone knows what this problem might be? I thought he was doing fine despite this problem, except for getting picked on a bit by the gang. But now he seems to be ailing. He stands and dozes, he looks a bit droopy, and he picks at the seed I give him but doesn't really seem to eat. Perhaps he is still adjusting to the new environment and companions. He actually seems depressed. When I searched his symptoms on here, of course, I found the worst case scenario, the dreaded blackhead. This is very worrisome because there are a dozen free ranging birds here and there is no possible way I could catch them all. I'm wondering, are there some other blackhead signs to look for? Do these symptoms suggest any other ailment? Do birds sometimes get depressed in a new environment? I welcome any thoughts about this. After only two weeks, I'm really attached to this little guy. Thanks for taking the time to read this.