Last Xmas I hatched out three polish silkies. Unfortunately two ended up being cocks, however they seem to get along okay and only have the occasional scuffle. One does seem to be Alpha cock as he is the only one who really mates with the hen, although he is rarely aggressive towards the other cock, Beta knows his place. Recently we got three more hens to even things out a bit, the hens have just reached point of lay and alpha cock has started mating with them. Beta often tries but gets shrugged off by the hens. I have noticed that when Alpha is mating with the hens that Beta will run over and start pecking at the hens head and eyes!! This is horrible so I chase him away. Why does he do this?! Also when I go in the garden sometimes Beta is fine but other times he will chase me and jump at my legs trying to scratch me. I don't understand why he does this because I hatched them from an incubator and handled them everyday until the point where the cocks testosterone meant they didn't want to be picked up anymore. I don't understand why Beta is like this when Alpha is so friendly, although he doesn't like being picked up anymore he never attacks me and often runs up to me in the garden and brings me a piece of food or a little twig or leaf and does a little dance as though I am a hen. Can someone tell me why Beta has become so evil? Is there anything I can so to make him more docile?