My three year old peacock is free roaming in my yard. I also have chickens that free range most of the day. My peacock has a pen, but has not returned to it all spring, preferring to roost high in a tree in the hedgerow. He was raised from a chick and had much handling. I got him about 8 months ago. The other day he attacked my son as he came out of the chicken coop from gathering the eggs. He jumped at his arm. Yesterday as my son was out playing catch, the peacock attacked him from behind, scratching his back up. He has not been aggressive toward my other children, myself, or my husband. He has shown some aggression toward my dogs, but the dogs will not go near him anyway. He loves to be around his people, running to me for treats, hanging around my husband while he does yardwork, or standing on the picnic table watching the kids play. When we are not outside, he spends much of his time peering in our backdoor, waiting for us to come back out. I'm wondering if there is a way to stop this in its tracks, or if now that he has become aggressive he will remain so and possibly get worse. He really hates being penned and will spend all day pacing inside there. Would it be a good idea to get a peahen for companionship? Or should I just find a new home for the bird, somewhere where there are no children? Suggestions from experience peafowl handlers/breeders would be most appreciated.