I have a turkey hen who makes a trilling noise (think of the "Trouble with Tribbles" Star Trek episode). It is such a pretty sound, but she makes it just before she bites. It happened a couple of times when she was a baby, but it started up again recently. I broke my foot and with the terribly wet weather we've had, I haven't been out to do my bird chores for several weeks. (My DH took over.) She still saw me, but not as often, and I was wearing a big Frankenstein boot. Now that the boot is off, she seems very upset by my shoes and she pulls back her head like a snake ready to strike, makes the trilling noise, and acts like she is going to attack my foot. The funny thing is, one of the other hens seems to "stick up for me" by getting between the naughty hen and me, and starts biting the naughty hen, forcing her back and away from me. This has happened several times. Can anyone who understands turkey psychology explain this strange behavior? Background, three BR hens, 8 mos. old, 1 MW male, 9 mos. old. No squatting yet on the part of the girls, and the male seems very sad about that. He'll display for anyone or anything, any time, and follows the girls around, wistfully.