I got 2 poults at the End of march. Turns out I have a Hen and a Tom. I was hoping for a tom since I cant have a Rooster. I was hoping that they would protect my flock of chickens and ducks. Well, they haven't had any serious Run ins that I have seen but they do try to chase the egg stealing Crows away. (I dont mind the crows around-- they chase the Red tail hawks and eagles away)
I do have an Odd Protection Story though. I also have Tortoises and it turns out they are considered part of the flock. Most are small and kept in Pens but two have free range of the back yard , coming and going out of a Heated/ACed "barn" when the weather permits. One day I went outside a couple of weeks ago to change the hose from one fruit tree to the other and Reno, my Hen Bourbon Red Turkey met me and followed me out into the yard. She is definitely my baby. But Rude, the Tom was not in sight. As I returned from the fruit trees I could Hear Rude calling desperately "PEEP!, PEEP!, PEEP!". I thought oh maybe he jumped the fence but as I got closer I could tell the sound was coming from the "barn". I walked inside and immediately Rude took a step towards me then turned and headed in the direction he was trying to get my attention for....and there was Exxon, my 26 year old African Leopard Tortoise on his back. I went over to him and put him back on his feet...and walked out with Rude walking right along side of me gently "peeping". I told him "good boy" as we left the barn together.