I'm pretty discouraged about our first peafowl. We bought 7 very young ones last summer and I built them a beautiful cage on a grassy spot (24 ft square). We put our lonely turkey hen in there and later bought 3 more turkeys to add. All seemed well until the weather turned bad. We lost one that had a splayed leg, that I could live with. I built an enclosed shelter for them, added a light, heated water dish, always available dry food. Seemed like they could sort that out, but they insist on sleeping outside even if it's snowing or freezing rain. Now the run has turned into a mud pit, or an ice rink and they still stay out in the cold. Today we lost another one. I wonder if any will make it through the winter. Maybe it's just not meant to be, but the girls have become so fond of them (and the turkeys even more so). I feel responsible but don't know how to fix things. If anyone had told be all this would happen I would have left the peafowl with someone else. Maybe they are just too dumb and sensitive to survive where I put them. I thought turkeys were reputed to be stupid, but our peafowl make them look like geniuses. Are all peafowl this stupid, or are these an anomaly? If I remove all to roosts except the ones in the shelter will that help? I suspect they will just sit in the mud puddles all night rather than go into the cozy shed I spent so much time and money building for them. Can you tell I'm frustrated with them?