I didn't know what a royal palm was until I fell in love with Thomas T. Turkey, (about one year old) who I found at an aucion. I never even owned a bird before but here I was bringing home a "gentle" turkey. I thought he would make a fabulous pet, and he did for about 4 months. It's a little complicated........I'll try to be brief. I felt that Thomas was lonely. He demanded constant attention, petting and company. So I wanted to get him a buddy, but I had trouble finding a tame royal palm hen, soooo.............now here I am with 10 five-week old poults (the least that I could buy at a day old). They have started spending time outside and at first I was concerned that Thomas was going to hurt them as he pecked at them. But it seemed more of an act than an actual threat, so I let them get close. NOW......no one can go near the poults. No one can go near Thomas. In fact, he outright chases and attacks EVERYTHING! The cats, the dogs, my husband, my son and EVEN ME! He tolerates me the most and I can still pick him up, but I am afraid of him. I realize he is protecting the poults, at least I think he is, but he won't even let me near the enclosure to care for them. He still acts like this when the poults are inside. I don't know what to do?!!! I don't wan't to separate him from the poults and I don't want to have to pen him because he was never penned in his life and when we do pen him, it seems he will die of a stroke! One other thing. One afternoon Thomas was chased by a hunter's unleashed dogs onto the game land behind and around our home. He got lost and spent two nights on the mountain before we found him. He has not been the same since. Now, this all happened right around the time the poults started going outside, so I don't know which event is causing the problem, but I guess it really doesn't matter at this point, I just want the old, loving Thomas back! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!