This week on Monday 5th of March 2017 our first peacock egg of the season was laid in one of the white peafowl pens. This was closely followed by another egg in the same pen yesterday. This is so early in the peafowl season, brought on by the mild winter. Usually the peafowl breeding season … Continue reading What, Peacock eggs this early in the peafowl breeding season!
It is that time of the year to start breeding peacocks. We have been so busy moving the peafowl into their breeding groups for the season. At the beginning of each peacock breeding season we identify which peacocks and peahens we are breeding with. These will be the breeding groups for the whole season unless … Continue reading The breeding season for peacocks begins
It is nearly time for the next peacock breeding season, an exciting time of the year at Peacocks . As the weather gets warmer the peacocks tails are starting to show in their full glory. The boys are getting ready for the peafowl breeding season. At this time of the year we start to move the … Continue reading Getting ready for the Peacock Breeding Season
We have had so much rain recently that we have been struggling, keeping peafowl warm and their feet dry. The weather has been terrible! Regular laying of straw has helped in the outdoor pens, but after days of rain even that is getting wet. We are lucky that all of our pens have inside space. This … Continue reading The peacocks hate this wet winter weather
Peacocks for Christmas presents! At this time of the year Santa puts on his red suit to deliver presents to all the good children. When Father Christmas was created, I am sure he never thought he would be delivering peacocks for Christmas presents! But what could be more exciting at Christmas time than getting new peafowl? Every year … Continue reading A Peacock is for life not just for Christmas
In winter the peacock pens are important. During winter the nights draw in and we get the first frost of the winter we open up the breeding pens and let the peacocks move around in much bigger territories. Mixing the breeds, giving the peafowl a change of scenery over the winter months. We also use this … Continue reading I need more peacock pens!
Some of our peachicks are now six and seven months old so we need to move the peachicks! The early hatched peachicks want a little more space to fly around in. They are now almost fully grown. Moving the peachicks into one of the field pens always requires a lot of preparation to get the … Continue reading Time to move the peachicks into the field pens!
Have you thought about having two peacocks instead of a pair? Every year we always end up with a surplus of peacocks as many people want to have one peacock with two peahens creating a trio. As peafowl tend to breed in equal number of peahens and peacocks each year we have many more peacocks … Continue reading Two peacocks instead of a pair of peacocks
We have not determined yet what will make one peacock lose their tails early in the season. While another peacock will hang onto his tail until the end of August or into September. This year the rare Silver Pied Peafowl were the first to start to drop their tails. Early July we found the first feather … Continue reading We say goodbye, as the peacocks lose their tails
This time last year the peahens had mostly stopped laying peafowl eggs! But not this year. Towards the end of the peafowl laying season we leave the eggs where the peahens lay them. We let the peahens incubate and hatch the peafowl eggs naturally. I love to see the peahens with their young peachicks. Especially watching … Continue reading The peahens are still laying peafowl eggs