Peacocks

Almost Eden

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I'm thinking about adding some peacocks to the shop for added interest. I'm not interested in peahens. The peacocks would essentially live as pets. The shop sees a lot of people during the busy seasons. Is there a particular breed of peacock that does better with people than others? Is it okay to have more than one peacock without any peahens? From what I learned from RichZ, I think the males will get along so long as a female isn't around to fight over. I'm just making sure that peacocks aren't wildly different from roosters in that area.
 

Ben

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Blue peafowl supposedly does better around crowds and are more tame. They're usually the least expensive breed too. Peafowl aren't great pets though. I know some people have ducks and chickens as pets, but peafowl is a bit different. It's pretty easy to teach chickens and ducks to let you stroke them and pick them up. The same isn't true for peafowl. So if that's what you're hoping for, maybe a fancy chicken breed would be a better bet.
 

OhSusanna

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If I was going to deal with peafowl I'd breed them and sell them. They fetch a decent rate usually. Even the common blue peafowl goes for around $50 around here.
 

RichZ

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Almost Eden, I said roosters can get along, I have no idea if that works for peacocks.
 

Almost Eden

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Almost Eden, I said roosters can get along, I have no idea if that works for peacocks.
I know. That's what I said.
From what I learned from RichZ, I think the males will get along so long as a female isn't around to fight over. I'm just making sure that peacocks aren't wildly different from roosters in that area.
After reading what you said about roosters, I bet the peacocks will also be fine as long as there is no peahen around to fight over. Fowl is fowl. But then again, I know that not all of them behave the same, so I thought it prudent to ask in case peacocks are wildly different. That was my intention at least. I get that you were only talking about roosters. I was just applying the lesson to other fowl then asking if it's how it works. I hope that makes sense.

Thank you for answering my rooster bachelor pad question. I grew up believing that roosters could never get around one another without fighting to the death. My parents taught me that and I just always believed it. They were shocked to learn differently.
 

RichZ

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Peacocks can be expensive, I just didn't want you to get some and then have two of them trying to kill each other. Besides, I get attached to my animals, I never want to see any die. I thought you might feel the same way. Good luck if you get them. Post here how it works out. My wife and I thought about getting peacocks a bunch of times. I know my foxes will leave them alone, and the coyotes have plenty of woodchucks around here, but, again, I worry about neighbors' dogs.
 

Almost Eden

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Peacocks can be expensive, I just didn't want you to get some and then have two of them trying to kill each other. Besides, I get attached to my animals, I never want to see any die. I thought you might feel the same way. Good luck if you get them. Post here how it works out. My wife and I thought about getting peacocks a bunch of times. I know my foxes will leave them alone, and the coyotes have plenty of woodchucks around here, but, again, I worry about neighbors' dogs.
Thanks for the warning! Yep, we all get attached to them as well. Birds of all kinds have such big personalities that it's hard not to get attached to them. It seems like a bad idea to get peacocks during mating season. I think I'll wait this one out until the timing is better.
 
 
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