he’s chilling with the turkeys until he settles in, at which point we’ll free-range him. now we’re looking for one or two peahens to hang out with him, to see if we can breed them.

isn’t he pretty?

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he was free, because his previous owner has a small flock of free-range peacocks. his neighbor has a big plate glass window, and this peacock spent a lot of time standing in front of her window, showing off. the neighbor was so disconcerted by this, feeling that the bird was watching her, that she complained to the county. so the owner was keeping him in a small pen, and looking for a new home for him.

we’re getting him a mirror. so he can see himself whenever he likes.