I was in the pen reaching for a food bowl and Peep was next to the bowl displaying. I ignored him like I always do when I am trying to feed them but before I knew it he had jumped up and kicked me right in my face. I am lucky he didn't get my eye because he kicked right in that direction. I have a little scratch on my nose from probably one of his nails. We were all wondering if Peep would turn out to become an aggressive peacock when he got older, but I didn't think now was older...Peep is almost a yearling but he is far from having a big train and everything. Sometimes he randomly jumps up in the air when he is spooked but the fact that he kicked me right in the face I am sure was no accident. I was surprised because it was more powerful then I thought it would be. I felt a little light headed and it felt like someone punched me in the face (not extremely hard but hard). Then I started thinking about what he will be like when he is an adult with spurs so I kicked him and that scared him. When I was little I didn't like it when my dad kicked the dogs for being bad but I see why things like that have to be done. He needs to know that is NOT acceptable. So from now on I will be keeping a closer eye on him particularly in the breeding season which is when he is probably going to be more aggressive. The fact that he was displaying and then kicked me might mean he didn't like me getting in his display area or something...Well I am hopping he won't become an evil peacock in the future but if he does I won't be afraid to kick back. I thought about what Deerman said about the tame hand raised peacock he had that was so sweet when it wasn't breeding season and how he could pet him but then when breeding season came around the peacock was really aggressive.