Well, I knew about BYC while I was researching chicken breeds, but I had NO IDEA there was a peafowl forum, I wish I would have found this before I got the notion to get a pair of peafowl I lived in Germany for two years and my neighbors farm had a pair. I LOVED THEM. They were WHITE! I had never seen nor heard of white peacocks before. Stunning. And I loved their cat calls. So here I am, 8 beautiful acres, 20 years later, and I decided I want some chickens a month ago. Then I come across an add for a pair of peacocks for sale locally. 2 years old. I went and picked them up. Couldn't be any more difficult than chickens, right? He doesn't have black shoulders, so I guess he is an IB. Beautiful colors!! And she is pretty too. I named them Will and Kate (their previous names were pretty lame - NBC and ABC. I know, right??) They immediately gravitated to our wood shed and the small fallen trees behind it for roosting. The farm that I picked them up from had them free range. So I let them go right out of the car and on to the ground too. This was about 3 weeks ago. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and this was the tail end of a weeks worth of freezing/snowy weather. I wasn't aware that I should keep them in a pen (which I don't have) to make sure they know this is home first. It took about two weeks of shooing them off of my car and husbands truck in our car port. They don't get on them anymore. I also noticed they don't eat a whole lot. I thought it was the stress of moving. (Thank you, forum!) I am feeding them wild game feed and the occasional berry, apple cores, wild bird seed, some dog and cat food for a treat. Last week they started wandering off of the property onto the neighbors. Not sure why, it's a pretty far walk. We live about 1/4 mile away from each other. I know they are walking, because a few days before that, I noticed Will's left wing looked broken. Since my neighbor is a vet tech, I asked her to help me check it out. It is broken at the joint and we tried to set it, but it is too cockeyed and won't lay straight. So now I have a grounded peacock! Anyway I think it's Kate that is taking them over to the neighbors. Last friday the neighbors kids got Will back over here, but Kate decided to stay on their old delapidated Ford Truck. It's red, doesn't run. Kate has been roosting on the hood of the truck for the last 4 days. When I try to shoo her over to our property, she takes flight and lands on the neighbor's roof. Prince William is still hanging out in our wood shed and looks like he's pretty depressed that he's alone...keeps looking across the yard toward Kate's direction (she's too far away for visual contact). I occasionally hear him honking, I think he's trying to call her home. I know mating season is around the corner. Yesterday I heard a couple of cat calls, and Will displayed his feathers for me for the first time. Is Kate just playing hard to get, or is she going to use their truck to nest? Should I just leave her over there (the neighbors love her) and wait until she decides to come back, or should I get a net and bring her back over? There are no other peafowl in the area. I am working on a covered hooch/roost for them right now, but it is going to be another week or so before it is completed. I really don't want to pen them in, I am a fan of free range. So are my chickens.