I haven't really had any aggression issues towards the chickens with the exception of my rooster Bandit. Every now and then, my turkey hens feel that is necessary to chase him the whole way around the house. Usually all the girls join in. Once he submits, they leave him alone. On very rare occasions, Adam will threaten Bandit but it never goes father than that.
I am having an issue with Adam threatening the younger turkeys (the mottled group). I see him charge them repeatedly. They're all afraid of him and keep clear of him but I'm worried that he will eventually hurt another one. They're too big to keep seperated anymore but too small to even dream of defending themselves against such a big boy. Right now, they are all doing fine during the day when they're outside in the run. It's when I put them in the coop at night that Adam gets fiesty and lunges at them. Is he just being territorial over his coop or what? I keto telling him that they're not going to be babies forever and that once they get big, they're going to gang up on him and put him in his place lol
Yes, unfortunately the fawn was too weak and didn't make it. She died the morning after I found her. I'm sorry to hear about your dog passing but I'm happy to hear that you adopted an older dog to be worth your other dog. Knothead is really looking good too. I'm excited to see my mottled toms hey brave enough to start strutting more often. Right now, they only do it for a couple seconds while Adam is occupied elsewhere.
Is Adam a turkey? I would say he is just protecting them from his house just like chickens do when I last introduce adult birds my most dominant hen would not even let them in the door they slept on the ramp until I went to lock them in at night. I would try and spread them out on the roost away from him u til they get a little bigger then spread the baby apart so they learn to mingle and work things out instead of avoiding it. I had to do that with all of my baby chickens they are always clung to each other's side so I separate them in the coop at night and put them inbetween the big chickens and the other batches of babys so the all can work things out and be some one big flock.