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Parkes, NSW, AU
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Posted by Alexandra Berendt over 10 years ago

Not really a useful update in any way, just some more pretty pictures.

My peafowl seem to be settling in fairly well after being here for almost a full week now.

Nigel my Indian Blue Peacock

My hen, whom I named Abigail, became more comfortable around me first. She finally started taking some of the treats I threw her way (mostly bread and cat kibble) and they have now both stopped rushing into the house as soon as I approach.

My pair of Indian Blue Peafowl

Nigel, the peacock is still pretty flighty. He will not take anything I throw his way until I leave but he is getting a lot more confident around my chooks now. They will all peck and scratch in the dirt next to each other, rather than at opposite ends of the pen.

Indian Blue Peahen Abigail

They are even sharing the top perch inside the coop peacefully although my rooster sometimes feels the need to be a cock and sends them down to one of the lower perches.

These two are really affectionate with each other. They groom each other a lot and constantly cluck to each other.

Peafowl

I lock everybody into the coop over night because we have quite a few foxes slinking about at night and even during the day. The two peafowl are slowly getting the hang of that but I still have to herd them inside at the moment. Hopefully they will just start following the chickens inside eventually.

Indian Blue Peacock Nigel

Anyways, I will stop boring you with details of my birds' lives and leave you to enjoy the pictures. You are seriously missing out on some beautiful sights if you do not have peacocks in your neighbourhood. They are brilliant birds.

Indian Blue Peafowl preening

 

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