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Lonely turkey keeps escaping

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Hi everyone!

I need some advice please: Our Tom died unexpectedly, and now my hen keeps flying over the fence and wandering the streets:( 2-3 times a day we have to go track her down. I've clipped her wings back as far as I can, and I don't know what to do to keep her here. It was just the 2 of them and some chickens. I do have some poults but they're really young and she didn't hatch them so no attachment. Ideas?!? Would another adult Tom even help? The last thing I want is to get another bird that leaves the yard. Thanks in advance!

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I would suggest you cover the top of your run, she's searching for her Tom. Turkeys are stubborn and can take a while before they drop an idea they get in their heads, they also get attached to one another and don't like to be parted. Eventually she will stop looking. A new Tom probably won't help. Eventually you will integrate your poults which will give her company again.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thank you... No run, unfortunately. They're free range. I'll try to figure something out though.
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