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For those of you who are new to turkeys and thinking about getting turkeys and you're wanting to know if turkeys and chickens get along.  Well, here is my answer to your question.  There was no contact of any kind during this little fuss and it lasted less than 60 seconds.  I always run then away in their own separate ways.  I don't know what happens when I'm not there but there are NEVER any injuries.

For some reason my turkey hens love picking on the roosters.  I don't know why.  hu  They really don't do anything but make noises, head gestures, walk around in circles and perform acrobatic moves.  There isn't actually anything else to it but walking around in a circle and pretending.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_turkey_and_rooster.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_turkey_and_hen_sparring.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_tom_and_rooster.jpg

So if you plan on putting your turkeys with your chickens, this is what could possibly happen.

P.S.  As you can see my Tom is in the background referreeing.  He doesn't do anything but watch.

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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It was interesting to see the balance of power shift as my tom grew larger than our rooster.  Tom is the ruler of the yard now, but it doesn't stop a spat every once in a while.

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And what I don't understand is WHY would a turkey HEN want to spat with a ROOSTER!???  It doesn't make any sense to me.  Can anyone who knows turkey psychology and behavior explain why this happens?  hu

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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My 4 were brooded with chickens, and never had an issue.  All four were raised by this little guy (they thought he was their mom):

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/img_0291.jpg

and the tom thought hens were for lovin'

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img_0929.jpg


Edited by LarryPQ - 5/13/11 at 7:23am

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Originally Posted by LareePQG 

My 4 were brooded with chickens, and never had an issue.  All four were raised by this little guy (they thought he was their mom):

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/img_0291.jpg

and the tom thought hens were for lovin'

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img_0929.jpg


I love the pic with the hen its like you can hear her say.." what the Heck? No I dont date turkeys. You just go puff up for some one else this Hen dont play that! ' ahhahah  big_smile
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homeschool mom of 13 and 17yr olds. married 18yrs,  2 dark Bahama hens, 1 wht leghorn, 2 barred rock hens,1 barred rock roo, 1 barred Holland, 1 Dom hen,  9  EE's, I LF Standard  GLd barred cochin Roo 2 Cochin hens,1 Australorp, 1 black americauna roo,  4 black white crested polish2 ameracauna hens, 4 blue jersey giants, 2 lavender wayndotte, 3 bb bantams bantam ,  2 columbian, one grumpy husband
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I love the pic with the hen its like you can hear her say.." what the Heck? No I dont date turkeys. You just go puff up for some one else this Hen dont play that! ' ahhahah  big_smile
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Funny you should say that big_smile


http://thehenway.com/2011/01/19/two-ships-passing-in-the-night/

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So funny that you posted this. last night my wife and I were working in the yard and our hen Tommie started chasing and fighting with our Rooster Sargent. Not sure why but she was on him like stink on sh**. Both my toms were running around rying to court her while this was going on. I thought they were backing her up, as they were all chasing the rooster. yet when they stopped running the boys immediately started srutting around tommie. Very funny sight indeed
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72229_005.jpg

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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by LareePQG 

My 4 were brooded with chickens, and never had an issue.  All four were raised by this little guy (they thought he was their mom):

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/img_0291.jpg

and the tom thought hens were for lovin'

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img_0929.jpg


Awwww, how precious.  They look so cute!!!  Thanks for posting.

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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Originally Posted by jasonm11 

So funny that you posted this. last night my wife and I were working in the yard and our hen Tommie started chasing and fighting with our Rooster Sargent. Not sure why but she was on him like stink on sh**. Both my toms were running around rying to court her while this was going on. I thought they were backing her up, as they were all chasing the rooster. yet when they stopped running the boys immediately started srutting around tommie. Very funny sight indeed
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72229_005.jpg


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Too funny!

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by LareePQG 

My 4 were brooded with chickens, and never had an issue.  All four were raised by this little guy (they thought he was their mom):

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/img_0291.jpg

and the tom thought hens were for lovin'

http://thehenway.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/img_0929.jpg


Omgoodness! Those are the cutest pics big_smile I just love your little roo!

1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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