Peacock behavior-isolation

Rksacto

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Jan 2, 2016
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We bought 5 young adult male peacocks this Fall in Michigan. They were raised together and get along well. There pen has a large screened outdoor run, and the inside structure is large as well. Lately, we have noticed that one stays outside to roost while the others roost inside. He eats with the others and we see no indication of illness, other than this behavior. Is there any good explanation for his isolating himself from the others?
 

Birdrain92

Crowing
6 Years
Jun 7, 2013
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Idaho
We bought 5 young adult male peacocks this Fall in Michigan. They were raised together and get along well. There pen has a large screened outdoor run, and the inside structure is large as well. Lately, we have noticed that one stays outside to roost while the others roost inside. He eats with the others and we see no indication of illness, other than this behavior. Is there any good explanation for his isolating himself from the others?

I've had some of my peafowl come into roost and some prefer to roost on the door to go outside when I haven't locked them inside yet. Could be his favorite spot maybe. Sometimes they just like to be outside and as high up as possible.
 

barkerg

Songster
Jun 28, 2015
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Salado, Texas
Peafowl are very social birds and just like us they have different personalities. It will probably turn out to be your best rooster. If it is not showing any outward signs of bad health such as drooping wings, puffy eyes, runny nose etc... It will be fine. Keep a close eye on them when they get to breeding age, no matter how close they are when growing up, all bets are off when it comes to nature. Good luck.

Gerald Barker
 
Eventually, they all will roost outside even in blizzards and then come inside during the day to escape the sun.

HaHaHa. This statement is so true. Tonight is going down to 15 and I went out and not one pea was in their large winterized house with heavy straw on the floor but all were on their outside perches just enjoying life. They are indeed funny birds.
 

MinxFox

Crowing
9 Years
Sep 16, 2010
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Pensacola, FL
My peafowl have a nice high shelter and they will roost in there all day during a storm, but when it comes time to go to bed they will roost on the outdoor perches and get soaking wet. They just really love sleeping outside even if it means getting rained on haha.
 

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