What makes peafowl just up and walk away from home?! My peahen has been free ranging since last fall & my peacock since mid May this year. Both birds are about 14 months old...they are "tame" in that they eat from our hands happily. My hen even lets us hold her. They tend to spend most of their days on the deck preening and being sociable. This morning I was on my way to a neighbor's house and discovered my peas walking down the road almost a half mile away! What the ?!?? With the help of the kids we were able to walk Enick (hen) back home, but Indy dodged into the corn field...he's no where to be found. The road they were on is filled with dump trucks since there's a landfill not too far away. Stopped at a neighbor's place to have them be on the lookout & I've got a call in to a friend who works at the landfill to have the drivers keep an eye out too. Taking a vacation soon and my house/bird sitter isn't going to chase a bird around the county to get him back home. Ugh I am hoping and praying that he finds his way home tonight. She's been calling for him a little, but also trying to venture down the driveway again too. Kids are on "Enick" patrol to make sure she stays put.