My chickens are healthy as ever. I've grown from just 15 chickens to 45! Plus added 3 katadhin sheep! Harsh winter in Ohio. I did have 50 birds but lost 5 in negative temps 😔 But we're doing good and all are happy and healthy and we couldn't be happier!
Now to the topic of my post-
I have 2 families of turkeys who live in the woods behind my pasture. My pasture sits way in the back and my coop is closer to my house. There are 11 turkeys in one group and 13 in the other group. Every morning they pop out of the woods and wander thru they yard between the pasture and coop and my Roos get flustered and shoo all my girls inside the coop then stand outside the opening. Is this because turkeys are a threat? Will they eventually try to hurt my birds if they are out free range? Or are my Roos just over protective? It's kind of cute the way they try and protect my girls.