Hi all, I'm familiar with torn sides and trodden feathers from when the toms mount the hens, but has anyone had issues where the toms peck the hens during the process? My royal palm tom will mount, start dancing, but also hits the females on the head or grabs their tufts, their snoods, their eyelids or neck feathers. He seems to be trying to balance sometimes, but others it's just abusive. The hens chirp loudly and shrilly from this treatment, run off and sulk, then come back and crouch again. My yearling hens started crouching this weekend, even though we won't really thaw until mid-March. Any advice? For now, we put the tom in the "bro pen" with the geese, where he'll sit in time out until closer to the laying season. I put neosporin on neck gashes and head wounds.