Any predators looking to get a taste of some chicken are going to have to taste the rainbow instead. Meet Percival, a three year old peacock and protector of chickens.

When faced with the dilemma of protecting your fowl, most farmers default to a trained dog or even a shot-gun. Not Queensland farmer Mark Burgunder. He enlisted the help of a peacock named Percival (or Percy to his mates) to watch over his prized poultry.

Originally acquired keep the snake population down on the Sunshine Coast farm, Burgunder noticed a reduction in bird of prey-related chicken deaths since Percy’s arrival. Read more…

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Meet Percival the peacock: Defender of chickens, protector of the farm