2 Toms, 1 Hen?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kathydoolittle, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband says we have 3 hens, I disagree. I think we have 2 toms and one hen. Can someone help settle this dispute?

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    2 are somewhat larger then one.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
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    It should be real easy by this age. Do any of them gobble all day or at just about every sound you make? If not, they are all hens! If they just make a churp, churp, churp, churp sound, hens. They look to be atleast 6 months. Just their sounds would be enough to determine sex. If you haven't heard any gobbles or seen any strutting by now, they are all hens.
     
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  3. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. SaraF

    SaraF Out Of The Brooder

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    pic 1- TOM
    pic 2- TOM
    pic 3- HEN

    toms are generally larger, have larger shanks, gobble, grow beards from their chest (some hens do too, but rare) have a larger wattle, more noticable caruncles (bumps on head and neck) and start to strut.
    hens have a more femnine look, smaller shanks and general body. no enlarged snood (appendage), smaller wattle, dont gobble, usually dont grow beards or strut. and will tend to have more feather coverable on their head, smaller caruncles.
     
  5. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Agree. 2 first ones are toms, the third one is a hen.
     
  7. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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