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Wild Tom Turkey vs RI Red Rooster - Chicken Drama

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My RI Red Rooster gets aggressive sometimes (especially if he's been "busy" as my daughter, McNuggetJr, puts it) but over the past week he's been really agitated.  Then on Saturday morning I heard the gobbler... I suspect it to be a wild tom.  I watch the turkey from time to time and notice he would make his way slowly out of the woods into the middle of the field, closer to the chicken lot.  When the turkey would gobble, the rooster would answer back with a crow.  Kinda funny to watch pop the rooster dance and display D trying to keep the turkey at a safe distance from his ladies... with a 6 ft fence between him and the turkey... gig!  Don't know how long this went on before the turkey gave up for the day, but then he was back Sunday morning and it started all over again.   

Maybe I should sell tickets!


Edited by McNugget - 3/15/10 at 1:24pm
15 hens mixed, 1 tired RIR rooster, 1 white bantam rooster, 12 pullets mixed, and 4 cockrels mixed!
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15 hens mixed, 1 tired RIR rooster, 1 white bantam rooster, 12 pullets mixed, and 4 cockrels mixed!
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post #2 of 4

Aww! hes protecting his girlies..
Ya got a good roo there! smile

I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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post #3 of 4

What a good boy you have!  I think that would be cool to watch.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #4 of 4

Sounds like an opportunity for you to shoot a turkey dinner, if they are in season where you are located.  Now that's an idea -- lure in the wild gobbler with a few hens...hmmmmm.

GG

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