Peacocks live to?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peacock teen, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. peacock teen

    peacock teen Just Hatched

    Oct 2, 2016
    Has anyone here have a peacock die of just old age i was wondering how long they live i read online some can live to 50 but i want to know if that was legit or just rare. My peacocks i have had for a while are only a little over a year, though i do have a couple newer/younger ones.:idunno
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    A Google search indicates 15 years in the wild 20 to23 in captivity. [​IMG]
  3. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2012
    Makara, Wellington, NZ
    @barkerg This question looks like your department! [​IMG]
  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I know that @DylansMom has some very mature birds.
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    20+ years.
  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2015
    Salado, Texas
    Based on my experience and observations, IB peafowl roosters start to show their age in their late teens at around 18'ish yrs old. They will usually stop roosting and taking care of themselves ie... dust baths and preening and will display signs of arthritis mainly in their legs and toes. IB hens seem to have a shorter life span and usually start displaying the same symptoms at or around the age of 15yrs old and in many cases they will stop laying and start to look like a male ie... extended tail feathers and blue breast/neck feathers much in the same way as chicken hens when they get old and start crowing or attempt to crow. Ive heard of birds making it to the age of 30 but, We personally have never had one last that long yet. Some people believe that they live to 50+ yrs, personally I have not witnessed this and it can lend itself to a good debate. Im doubtful that they can live past 30yrs old but, there are always exceptions,[​IMG].

    Gerald Barker
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  7. peacock teen

    peacock teen Just Hatched

    Oct 2, 2016
    Wow thanks u guys i was just wondering, but now i have a pretty good idea:)
  8. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    It also depends alot on genes. Regular IB's are going to live longer than most of the other color mutations due to the inbreeding needed to get the colors established and consistent.

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