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post #11 of 13
Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

I had a tom like this. Despite first attempting handling him and then carrying a big stick around with me, he continued to show signs of aggression. His son displays some of these characteristics too. Just like a mean rooster - it's a very hard habit to break and undesirable as it can be very genetic. Ditch him and get yourself a good tempered tom, especially if you want to breed your birds.

100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
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100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #12 of 13
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I'm new to this so am having trouble trying to do a new post...sorry. So I have a new Tom that's not aggressive but now that it's breeding season he got very rough with one of my hens and injured her badly! It's been almost 3 weeks and she is finally almost healed and started walking yesterday. I had her inside and had to even hand feed her. These are pets so I love them. I separated the Tom and am hesitant to put him back in with the two girls. Should I keep him separated until breeding season is over with? Until when? End of May? Not sure what to do as this never happened to me before. Please advise. Thank you!
post #13 of 13
I had a tom once who was as sweet as could be but he hated my blue flannel shirt. He got very aggressive when I wore it! So obviously I stopped and that problem was solved. If the problem is he's just mean then I agree to get rid of him and find a calmer tom! No one likes getting chased by a turkey!!!
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