The boys, whose names are being withheld because they are minors, said they never ate the birds, WFLA reported.
Original report: WTSP reported that, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office officials, a neighbor reported the deaths of the domesticated peacocks.
A witness told police a black Ford F-150 truck with four teenagers inside was seen before the dead birds were found, according to WFLA. According to the witness, two teens in the back of the truck were holding pellet guns.
Those responsible will face charges of felony animal cruelty and criminal mischief, WFLA reported.