November 9, 2021

An Oak Tree Roost for My Peafowl

My ostentation of peafowl is growing and thriving here at my Bedford, New York farm. I now have 17 of these magnificent birds.

All my adult peacocks and peahens live in a very safe and comfortable pen near my stable, where they get lots of attention from visiting friends and family. Peafowl can add an exotic element to any farm, but caring for them is a huge responsibility. Not only do they need high quality food and ample exercise, but birds must also have a safe place to roost - they like to be up high to see what is around them and to escape from predators if needed. All my outdoor birds have access to natural perches made from old felled trees here at the farm. Last week, the crew moved and "planted" an oak tree in the middle of their expanded pen - and they love it.

Enjoy these photos - and be sure to see more on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48.