Thanks. I'm not afraid of my birds. I have one rooster than likes to test the limits with me, but I'm not afraid of him and I show him who's boss. I like my other two roosters being skidding around me, but the rooster that likes to test the waters with me I pick up and basically harras until he stay away from me out of fear I'd pick him up again. I don't hurt my rooster but I tuck him under my arm like a football and do chores with him. Touch his waddle and comb, play with his beak and feet, the fluff up the feathers around his neck. He hates it, but he tolerates it. Once I put him back down, he stays well away from me so I don't pick him up again.
The turkeys however are new to me. I talk to them, give them treats, pet them, pick them up and over all handle them on a regular basis. I was reading an article one day and it said that if I over handled my toms that they would lose respect for my position in the pecking order and become super aggressive with people. I don't want to make a mistake with the turkeys. I love them and look forward to keeping 1 of the 2 toms with the 3 hens, but if I make a mistake and they turned out aggressive, I'd be sad. That's why I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing an injustice by constantly handling them.
Thanks for your advice. I'm happy the article was incorrect.