Peacock acting strangley?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by LydsZoo, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. LydsZoo

    LydsZoo In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2009
    Our peacock, Ducky, is about a year old. he likes to sleep in the chicken coop, he hangs out in the chicken run all day, and he even "talks" to the chickens. There is another older peacock, along with three peahens that sleep on the roof and are not interested in chickens. Ducky does not seem to be interested in running with the other peafowl. does he need to mingle with peafowl or can he stay with his chickens? I don't know if this strange behavior actually matters or not
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Songster

    Sep 1, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    It really doesn't matter so long as he has companionship. My guess is he will get more social with the older birds as he matures and is large enough to compete with your older male.
  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Crowing

    Sep 16, 2010
    Pensacola, FL
    It doesn't sound like a problem. If he is happy with the chickens he should be fine. If he ever wants friends of his own kind I am sure he can befriend the other peafowl but he just might not want to. Maybe he wants to be a chicken![​IMG]
  4. LydsZoo

    LydsZoo In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2009
    oh, ok thanks! it's so cute how chicken-like he is, actually!

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