The peacock den was designed by Jack to house a present he had been gifted…four all-white baby peacock chicks. Three of the chicks survived infancy and were named Charlie, Feathers, and Sprout.
The structure is rustic knotty pine wood. The painter was directed to stain all of the circular knots black and then to white wash the rest of the wood. This was intended as an homage and representation of the “eyes” of the peacocks’ feathers.
The coop is heated in the winter and contains a small side hatch door to facilitate cleaning. Large roosting branches were placed inside the den and windows to allow light. A mirror was put outside the coop as peacocks enjoy looking at themselves quite often.