Martha Stewart says her ‘friendly’ pet peacocks ‘talk’ to her

Martha Stewart has mentioned that her pet peacocks, which dwell in an enclosure on her 153-acre farm in New York, reply solely to her when she talks to them.

The life-style icon, 82, has a particular relationship with the greater than 20 dramatically feathered birds that roam in a yard on her farm.

She described them as “very pleasant”, including: “They discuss to me. At any time when I’m going to their enclosure, I discuss to them. I’m going, ‘Awk, awk’.

“I make their noise and so they discuss proper again to me. All people laughs after they see that as a result of I’m the one one they reply to.”

Stewart detailed how every peacock has a unique character and informed People journal: “Some are shyer than others. Some are a lot bolder.

“Some are rather more susceptible to ruffling their feathers, fanning their tails. I’ve a combination of men and women. And I breed them. They’re all bred in my incubator.”

Final July, Stewart misplaced six of her pet peacocks to a pack of “aggressive” coyotes. In a put up mourning her loss, she shared a video of her late peacock named Blue Boy fanning his feathers whereas he was nonetheless alive.

“RIP stunning Blue Boy,” she wrote on Instagram. “The coyotes got here in broad daylight and devoured him and 5 others, together with the magnificent White Boy.”

Prior to the coyote assault, Stewart set the document straight about what number of peacocks she owned and corrected an article by the New York Put up that claimed she had 16 birds.

In a put up on X/Twitter, she wrote on the time: “I even have 21 of those superb birds whose home is impeccable.”

Stewart described the birds’ loud name as “enjoyable to hear”, including: “They don’t odor. They’re so clear! Their voices are loud however such enjoyable to hear. They’re so pleasant.”

The Martha Cooks star additionally retains horses, Sicilian donkeys, homing pigeons, geese and greater than 200 hens and roosters on her farm.

On prime of all these, she additionally has a variety of cats and canine. At one level she had 9 cats, however minimize the quantity down to three final 12 months after admitting that 9 was “an excessive amount of”.

However in April, she mourned the loss of life of her 12-year-old calico Persian cat Princess Peony, who was attacked by her 4 pet canine after mistaking the feline for an “interloper”.

Stewart wrote in an Instagram put up: “Burying the gorgeous and weird Princess Peony. The 4 canine mistook her for an outsider and killed her defenceless little self. I’ll miss her very badly. RIP magnificence.”

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