I could hear the alert from inside the house... the loud honks, the distress.. I ran out into the barnyard to see my 4 peas way out in the hay field milling around and honking to one another and, I really think, to me. My 4year old and I took off out there. We knew something was wrong. I looked up. No hawks. I looked around... nothing. We checked in the rock breaks where the locust trees grow.. nothing. Then I saw a trail of white feathers leading away from the peas... leading to a big poof of white down. I turned and ran toward the peas thinking one of them was hurt and they were looking at something bedded down in the hay... a hurt white homing pigeon. I almost cried when I realized they had fended off the hawk that struck the bird and was keeping it at bay until I got there. As soon as I scooped up the bird, my son and I walked back toward the barns and they ran after me anxiously looking in my hands. Has anyone else experienced anything like this with their peafowl. I've seen my turkeys chase stray dogs but this is totally wow! I cleaned up the pigeon and found two puncture holes under a wing and on its back. Rinsed it out, disinfected and put a glob of neosporin on it.. Its chilling in a crate for now just relaxing hope he pulls through.