About two weeks ago a peahen showed up in our yard and has been there ever since. My guess is that the sound of our chickens drew her in. For those experience peafowl owners out there, I have a few questions: Is feeding her the same thing that I feed my chickens appropriate? Do your peafowl interact with your chickens and if so, are they friendly together? What diseases should I be concerned with being given to my chickens, or from them to her? Whenever I let my chickens out to run, she'll come out of the woods to visit but is afraid to get too close to them. It's almost like she's the outsider, trying desperately to be liked by the "cool kids". She always comes across as the more docile of the birds and has shown no aggression towards them at all. Interestingly enough though, last night a red tailed hawk was circling our yard looking for its dinner. It spied a squirrel and went in for the kill - only to be chased off by the peahen, who then promptly retreated to the safety of the woods behind our yard. Is this normal behavior for a peafowl? Not that I'm complaining - I like thinking that she'll protect my chickens to. Thanks in advance for any peahen behavior/health/eating habits you can share!