Will free-range peacocks fight?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by coleridgedane, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 peacocks of various ages, six being hens. Will the older boys fight come spring or are there enough hens to occupy them?
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It depends on your birds temperament and how protective of the space they have....
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine don't but when the my oldest make tries to mate with one of the hens i noticed my yearling male would run up and knock him off [​IMG]
     
  4. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zazouse,
    And your yearling peacock and adult peacock ended up fighting ??? [​IMG]
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    They will until they set their pecking order.......
     
  6. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Deerman.
    HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    Questions:

    Do IB peafowls have pecking orders ???

    Do IB peacocks sort their pecking orders by displaying and fighting ???

    Clinton.
     
  7. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, IB peafowl have pecking orders. Pecking orders aren't usually settled by displaying. Mine will chase eachother away from feed, water, or if they are in close proximity. I have a very dominant bronze male that only tolerates the bronze hen. Its a very large pen and contains 6 other birds of different colours. No displaying is ever done, just pecking at the head/back of neck - hence pecking order.
     
  8. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine free-range. The adults are a pair of cameos, two IB cocks & a spaulding hen. The others are two 1+ year IB hens, and two yearling IB & IB-pied hens. There seems to be no problems now regarding food or territory. They appear to be a very happy bevy. Just wondering what spring may bring.
     
  9. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Deerman! Thanks for your response. Sending you positive thoughts & hope all your wishes come true this holiday season!!!!!
     
  10. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ARBOR...how many peas do you have in your pen? What colors? M/F?
     

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