Its her only wound. And while its bad, she doesn't seem to fazed by it other than a slight limp. I've got her confined to a very small area to limit movement and to keep the wound as clean as possible. He doesn't hardly have spurs yet, so I'm guessing the combination of his weight and clumsiness caused his claws to do that. There are a couple single poke holes just above the cut as well, as if from his other claws.
Initially, I didn't intend to breed BB, just the heritage bronze. I bought two that weren't supposed to be BB, hoping for a male and female, and two BB whites for eating. Well, the bronzes both ended up being BB and male, and one of the whites a female. Now after having raised four turkeys to adulthood, I am realizing I just don't have the space I need to keep the hens separate from the toms. I have decided to keep my hen since she's slimmed up and is very active, and seems to be a good layer. The tom just keeps getting bigger and is starting to have difficulty moving around, but he still manages to wander the property. I didn't really think they were breeding as she was actively avoiding him, so I didn't separate them. But now that I know they are, I'm looking to find him a new home, or send him to freezer camp with his buddies. He's such a cool turkey, but I just don't have the room to build another pen at the moment.
Edited by Futz - 3/3/16 at 11:48am