We have a small flock of turkeys, 3 standard bronze hens and a Black Spanish tom. Yesterday I went out to my turkey pen and found one of my hens dead. Her head had been pecked in a couple of places, but there wasn't any blood around so I don't *think* she died from being pecked to death. I think they may have pecked her after she was dead. A couple of years ago I found one of my drake ducks dead in the shed with the other ducks and also a young pullet in the brooder box. All dead the same way - with no signs of blood or trauma. All of them were healthy and running around with the others the day before they died. First question: I did notice that the other two turkey hens were picking on the hen that was killed in the week or so leading up to her death. This seems like a weird question, I don't want to sound like I'm assigning human traits to birds, but do birds "hold grudges" or "get jealous" and then kill the one that is "ticking them off"? Do female birds have "cliques" the way teenaged girls do, and the odd hen out gets tormented and bullied? Second question: Can birds strangle one another? I noticed when the turkey hens were fighting that they would grab each other with their beaks on the warty head skin or throat skin and then twist and pull. Maybe the hen that was killed was strangled, which would account for the lack of blood at the "crime scene"? Thoughts? Just re-reading my post and it sounds like CSI: Turkey Pen.