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When Can Toms Go Back in Coop with Hens and Poults

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Hi!  I have 4 adult tom turkeys and 3 adult hen's.  The hen's hatched some poults three weeks ago and 2 weeks ago I added 4 day old poults (which the hen's accepted).  I had separated the toms from the hen's when the poults hatched because I was worried about the toms stepping on the tiny poults.  When can I reintroduce the toms?

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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I would wait a couple of weeks until the poults can get out of the way. Last week a had two hens hatch some eggs and I had them separated from the toms. Somehow they pushed the enclosure door open and some of the babies (two days old) and the hens came out, when I got home I found 6 of the babies squashed. I think that when the hen squatted to cover the babies, the toms tried to mount her/them and in the process the babies got squashed.

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Oh, I'm so sorry that happened! I figured they'd need to be separate for awhile longer. Thank you for letting me know.
Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Hope your babies do well.

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