This is our second year with peafowl, and we are loving them! The photo shows our peahen with her three babies. On Day 8, I put a chicken egg in her nest when she was off getting food/water so the chicken chick is "hers" too. This chicken pullet has for the past month spent her nights in the chicken coop with the chickens, and during the day she comes out, finds her mama peahen and siblings, and free-ranges all day before going back in the barn at night. Our peahen's two peachicks are, I believe, one male and one female. I can see a lot more coloring in the neck on the one, and he's bigger than the other chick. So, the picture shows Mama raising her tail at her male offspring. I wondered why this is? She did the same thing one morning when her chicken chick came walking over after having been in the barn all night. Thanks for any insight you can give on this behavior.