MINDEN, IOWA (KPTM)- The drought throughout the Midwest is hurting farmers-from cattle, corn and soybeans.
For one kind of farmer, the heat isn't so bad. In fact, it's the best year its ever been.
"Everybody loves peacocks!" said Dennis Fett.
Fett calls himself a farmer, but some people call him something else.
"I'm known in the metropolitan area as Mr. Peacock," said Fett.
Fett's been farming peacocks for 32 years. "Business is the best its ever been in years."
Fett's birds are flying out of the coop and all over the country. "A lot of them use them for bug control," said Fett. "The peacocks love them-like hamburgers and hotdog's!"
Fett's already sold 900 eggs this summer. He expects to sell even more by the end of the season, which runs from April to August.
"We'll not have one egg stay on the property after the season is over," said Fett.
Not only is there money in the birds, but the feathers as well. Seven buckets of feathers can sell for $24,000.
"Our white peacock feathers-we can't keep them in stock," said Fett.
Fett sells his eggs and feathers online.