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Keeping Peafowl as Pets

Information and Pictures

Two colorful peacocks are standing side by side. There is a white with tan and black Peahen behind them next to the wooden wall of the inside of a barn.

Snowbell, Popcorn and Filbert

Type

Male peafowl are called peacocks, female peafowl are called peahens and baby peafowl are called peachicks. Male peafowl are colorful; female peafowl do not have the colorful fan of tail feathers.

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Grooming

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Feeding

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Health Problems

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Gestation

Peafowl eggs hatch after about 27-30 days of incubation.

Origin

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Caught on the Cam! Red Fox Stalking Birds

Watch this video of two red fox stalking a guinea hen and two peahens. The guinea hen jumps up on the gate and into the goat field. The two peahens follow her up to the gate but do not go in. The guinea hen gets chased back out of the goat field by a red fox. The fox walks over to the edge of the fence and watches the birds. The birds are curious and not very smart and they walk back over to the fence while the fox is still there. The red fox walks off screen to the left and the birds walk off screen. The fox comes back and jumps up on the goat log. It sits down and waits. The birds come back while the fox sits there looking at them. The fox walks off to the right of the screen and the birds run out of sight. A second red fox appears on screen to the left. It stands near the logs watching the birds, who are not far. You can see one of the white peahens appear for a bit then it goes off screen and comes back again. The fox is off to the left waiting. It moves near the gate and the stupid birds come back within feet of it but on the other side of the fence. The second fox moves off to the right of the screen and the birds also walk off to the right of the screen.

Luckily none of the birds got eaten that day. They all ran down near the chicken coop and hung out with the two Great Pyrenees, who protected them the rest of the day along with the chickens. If the birds are not careful it won't be long before one of the fox eats them. We used to have about 20 guinea fowl. The one you see in the video is the last one left. Since it does not have other guineas to hang with, it hangs out with the peahens. All of the other guineas were eaten by the foxes. I believe the foxes were wary of the peahens large size and that is what kept them from darting after the guinea. The peahens are very large birds and foxes are not into taking chances against larger animals if they can avoid it.

A Peacock is standing outside in dirt in an enclosure, and its tail is fully fanned open.

Peacock (male)

A Peahen is walking across a dirt surface looking to the left.

Peahen (female)

Close up - A white with tan and black peahen is moving across a field

Peahen (female)

Close up - A white with tan and black Peahen is walking across a field and its head is down.

Peahen (female)

Close up - A white with tan and black Peahen is trotting across a field and it is looking down.

Peahen (female)

A colorful peacock and a white with tan and black peahen are walking towards the corner of a barn

Peacock (male) and peahen (female)

A white with tan and black peahen is standing in the corner of a barn stall surrounded by three colorful peacocks.

Meet Biscuit, Popcorn, Snowbell (female) and Filbert.

Close Up - The bright blue shaded head of a peacock

Peacock (male)

Two colorful peacocks are standing in the corner of a barn next to a destroyed water dispenser

Peacocks Popcorn and Filbert (male)

A white with tan and black peahen is standing in the corner of a barn. There is a ceramic green and white dish in the bottom right of the image.

Snowbell the peahen (female)

Two colorful peacocks are standing side by side with a white peahen behind them.

Snowbell, Popcorn and Filbert—look how colorful the peacocks are compared to the peahen.

Two colorful peacocks are standing side by side in a barn with a white peahen behind them inside of a barn.

Snowbell, Popcorn and Filbert

Close Up - A blue, green, yellow, purple and black peacock is standing on hay inside of a barn.

Biscuit the peacock (male)

Two colorful peacocks are standing in a barn with a white peahen between them. One Peahen is standing on a red bottom to a water dispenser

Snowbell, Popcorn and Filbert

Close Up - A colorful peacock turning its head to the right next to a stone wall inside of a barn.

Peacock (male)

Close Up side view - A colorful peacock moving across the barn

Peacock (male)

Close Up - The back of a peacocks head.

The back of a peacock’s head

Close Up side view - A peacock is standing in a barn and looking to the left

Peacock (male)

Close Up upper body shot - A peacock standing next to the stone wall of a barn.

Peacock (male)

Right Profile - A colorful Peacock that is putting away its train. It is looking to the right.

Peacock (male)

A colorful and fluffy Peacock is standing on top of a rock and it is looking to the right.

Peacock (male)

A colorful and puffed out Peacock is standing on a fence and it is looking forward.

Peacock (male)

A colorful Peacock is pecking at the ground.

Peacock (male)

A colorful Peacock is pecking at a wet leaf on the ground.

Peacock (male)

Right Profile - A colorful Peacock is standing in a road and it is looking to the right.

Peacock (male)