So I got a hen for my Peacock....

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  1. kellyjo8437

    kellyjo8437 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had an Indian blue peacock for about a year now. He roams free but comes home every night and rarely bothers to jump the 4' chain link fence. The last few months he has been rather.... feisty. Vibrating his tail feathers, on full display. He has also tried to mount my RIR roo several times lol
    So to help the poor guy out I went and bought him a girlfriend.
    He just stands next to her, head lowered and silent. He hasn't made any calls, displayed for the girl or made a move.
    Considering how he has been annoying the poor roo and displaying constantly I figured by now he would have at least started courting her.
    Any advise?
    Do I have a gay peacock with a lust for Rhode Island Reds? [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone?
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    peacock show for other reason other than mating.. males ,peahens ,even peachicks display. He will display soon for her ,but she needs to be two years old to lay ,in most cases
     
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    Yeah I have heard all of them will display but he was also trying funny stuff with the Roo so I didn't know. The female is 6 years old and actually laid me an egg today :)
    The male I am unsure of the age. He came one day and eats the food I put out for my chickens, geese and ducks.
    I guess the free food was enough. He rarely leaves, and when he does it seems to be only for a few hours.
    He roosts about 13 feet up in a tree in the back. I did put the hen in a very large cage though cause I worry she may wander or get lost??? I can see the male through the window as I type. He is directly in front of the chicken cages, as he always is, he is on full display and vibrating his feathers. He is quite lovely to watch :)
    The hen is on the opposite side of the yard. She seems to watch him, they are aware of each other. I opened the cage door and he went in and so I kept him in over night. He did not protest. But I let him out this morning as he is wild and I don't feel it's right to cage him.
    The hen is wonderful. She was hand raised and will eat right out of my hands.
    I went to Walmart and got some shrimp and celery after reading one of your posts (thanks btw)!
    She was very grateful and is very sweet and not at all timid so I fear letting her roam with him as she may get hurt by other animals and or cars/people/whatever.
    Is it okay to use Purina Flock Raiser for her too? The male has always gobbled it up and all info online says Flock Raiser is good for them. I feed it so I have one food for everyone but I want them to be healthy too.
    Thanks for the help :) :) :)
     
  5. kellyjo8437

    kellyjo8437 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Dave [​IMG]
    Ain't he pretty [​IMG]

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  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dave?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    well he is 3 year or older........
     
  8. kellyjo8437

    kellyjo8437 Out Of The Brooder

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    It seemed the perfectly ordinary name for a perfectly extraordinary bird [​IMG]
     
  9. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must be nice watching him while typing away! [​IMG]
     
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    kellyjo8437 Out Of The Brooder

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    It really is. I have a large picture window right across from my couch from which I use the laptop and he stays in front of it often. He's there right now, again. We have no idea where he came from but I sure am glad he came and hope he stays :)
     

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