Peafowl tag?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by nfrost, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. nfrost

    nfrost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weirdest thing, its like peafowl tag the hen will chase the male around, then the male will turn around and chase the hen, than switch to a another male than someone else will act like there it , and on it goes. they will jump and fly straight up at random times and that starts it again, it just started in the last week or 2 them doing this is this normal.
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes very normal. [​IMG] Quite fun to see is it huh?

    Peafowl are very playful and curious. I always loved seeing a group of 5 or more playing tag or playing much like that in a circle around something- a tree or a shed...
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Totally normal, i love to watch mine play ring around the rosey or all of them chasing each other around the pond.
     
  4. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Zig Zag Tag" very important display behaviors related to nest and chick defense- fun yes- and practice.
     
  5. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    When we first got peafowl my dad thought they were just spooky or something because they would normally run around like that before flying up for the night. One bird would fly off the roost and all of the birds would run around and jump and stuff.
     

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