I'm not sure if this is the best place due to the mixed flock, but I'll start here. Poor Stella, my BC Polish roo! I think he is actually the #2 roo, with the Silkie as boss, but Pantaloons is more subdued and gentlemanly, and Stella is big so he might be the more obvious "leader." Some of the other birds are singling him out and attacking him. Last year, I noticed Ivan my Muscovy drake tracking Stella down and attacking him brutally, biting off his neck feathers. I thought that since Ivan was originally raised with some chickens, that he had identity issues-he had been trying to mate a couple of the now deceased giant Cornish X hens as well. Ivan would single Stella out of a group (not confusing him with my other Polishes either) and keep going after him. Stella would not back down, even though Ivan no longer made amorous attempts on the hens. As far as I can tell, Ivan always started it too; it was never Stella pre-emptively defending hens or turf. I am able to keep my Muscovies and chickens separated so it's no longer a problem (Ivan could fly into their area if he wanted but I guess he's not that motivated.) Recently, my 3 Bourbon Red Turkey hens have taken to picking on Stella. They puff up and put up their tails like they're boys and lunge and bite at him. Stella puffs up and always fights back but he doesn't have a chance. I have to push them away repeatedly to let them know that I'm the one to mess with and that they ain't gonna win. Finally they back away. The Tom just stands there looking pretty, doing nothing at all. I don't know why they're bothering with Stella; there is otherwise no interest or interaction of any sort between the chickens and the turkeys. And unfortunatly I am not able to keep them separated at this time. The dang turkeys go where they darn well please. And like Ivan did, they go through a crowd of other birds just to get at Stella and Stella only. So why are they doing this? Everyone has plenty of food/space/resources/birds of the opposite gender. I can't even chalk it up to them being Machismo, since it's the hens doing it too. Any more I can do besides reminding everyone that I'm boss by giving the occasional shove (happens daily anyway when hustle the marauding turkeys to bed or back to the right side of the fence). Stew pots and giving them away are not options.