Keeping Peafowl in the UK free range or in large aviaries
Keeping peafowl in the UK is rewarding and there are very few predators for peafowl.
However a fox will take an adult peafowl, also they will kill a peahen while she is sitting on a clutch of eggs.
Peafowl do not have any road sense and are easily injured or killed by passing vehicles.
There is no law within the UK which makes it necessary to report an accident involving peafowl.
if you are planning on keeping peafowl free range, you need to provide natural protection for the birds.
How to introduce peafowl to their new home
When introducing Peafowl to your garden or land, they should be contained within an aviary for minimum of eight to twelve weeks
Putting the Peafowl into an enclosed shed or barn will not help the bird too acclimatize.
Ideally they should be able to see out of the building and see the area that they will live in.
If you have more than one new peafowl, let the birds out individually one at a time until they acclimatize to the new area.
Peafowl are very social birds and like to live in muster groups and rarely live alone.