Young peacock attacking rooster

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Ros, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Ros

    Ros Hatching

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    I have a 15mth old peacock, I've had him for 3 mths. He lives in a big chicken coop. Until 2 weeks ago I would let the 3 chickens and 1 rooster free roam during the day, and lock them up at night, but a fox took a chicken 2 weeks ago. The rooster use to like to stay in the coop with the peacock. 3 days ago the rooster started hiding his head. Yesterday I saw the peacock attack the rooster by standing on him. He's a small placid rooster. Any idea of why the peacock is now attacking the rooster ? When do you think I should allow the peacock to free roam during the day, I worry he'll run away ? I'm going to let the chickens free roam again on the weekend. Appreciate your advice.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! It's breeding season, so that's probably why he's attacking the rooster. I keep mine in pens, so I can't offer any advice on when to let him out.
     
  3. Ros

    Ros Hatching

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    Thankyou for that, how long does breeding season last for ? Is it only once a year ?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    From now until he loses his tail feathers, which could be as early as July or as late as September.
     
  5. talkturkey

    talkturkey Songster

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    I have various bird species roaming free and this time of year, the male fowl (turkey, peacock, etc) all get aggressive (and vocal) with one another all because of it being breeding season.
     

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