OK, what’s wrong with this picture?
What’s wrong is that we spent several hundred dollars and two days over the summer constructing a shelter for Farina, and he refuses to use it.
Wouldn’t you like to sit on this perch and stay dry, and ice-free?
Well, you can’t reason with a peacock. They have a “pea” brain after all.
Farina insists on sleeping on the peak of our roof overlooking his beloved chickens.
I think there is an identity crisis going on here.
We’ve been feeding Farina under the shelter twice a day for several months. He’ll make a trip down the hill to the “peapod” morning and evening and eat his dinner, then head back to the house to sit with the hens. He’d rather spend time with the chickens than with the peacock pair, Buckwheat and Darla, that live in the aviary.
Well, like they say, “You can lead a horse to water……..”