Well its that time of year that the peafowl programs spool down so I figured I would start a thread on our leap into peafowl. Something to keep us interested for a while. We live primarily in Pensacola, but we have a farm in north central part of the panhandle. It has taken a while to get cleaned up the things that absolutely had to be taken care of and over the last few months we have been able to do some of the things we wanted to do. My daughter wanted a nice chicken coop/run combo so I built that. We also did some pretty intensive gardening this summer. She has been bothering me about peafowl for some time as we have had a few free rangers in the past. She is alll about the breeding and hatching of any kind of poultry. Anyway, we visited the Rocking BAB Ranch which is very near us and that was all it took to for her to annoy me into starting the new aviary. This thread will document the construction of the new aviary and our purchase of new peafowl and getting them settled in. I figured it would keep some of us interested over the next few months. Please feel free to chime in whenever you think I may be screwing something up or if you see something that maybe we could do better. I am certain I will be asking some questions as well. Our goal is not to breed and sell for profit but for fun. I should mention that I get asked alot about the four days of the week we are in Pensacola and what happens to our critters. We are fortunate enough that we are able to have a gentleman look after everything and do a little of the yard work to supplement his social security. I should also add that between relatives and relations in the area we have the most spoiled free ranged critters in north Florida. Anyway, here we go.