A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    If he is friendly has a "hen" he will be friendly as a Tom. My Tom, JJ, is my favorite bird. I carry him, pet him, talk to him. He is harmless to anyone and everything, except the roosters and they just fight because they are all stupid. BUT it is harmless.

    The only thing with a TOM remember it is a male and can get aggressive towards people especially kids, Do not get rid of him just watch him, my grandkids love JJ, BUT I make sure I am there (between them to assure they are safe).



    Whatever you want..
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  2. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Grady :) is very friendly and we don't have kids to bother him and I haven't let anyone out of the coop because I've been dealing with Stick Tight fleas. I want the fleas dead before I introduce them to the yard and dogs. Their yard is big enough.[​IMG]

    Holy Mother of Moses! My husband is never going to let me live this down!
  3. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    Grady is a very handsome boy. And he is likely to see the hens as his girls. Just be careful he doesn't try to breed them. My turkeys & chickens are penned together & occasionally my toms will try to mount the chicken hens. The hens are usually smart enough to get out of the way, but not always & could get injured. No, they can not cross breed, but the turkey does not know that.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015
  4. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, good to know. He is 15weeks. I have 3hens also 15 weeks I got at the same time and they are all friends. There are 3 older hens that all chase him away from food. He is submissive to tbem. Especially the little old one footed bantam.
    Thank you for the information!
  5. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    Underneath this huddle of hens is a very protected poult.

    I went to feed them tonight and looked likr an old western. Circling the wagon train around him. Then they huddled up tight enough to make an NFL team proud.
  6. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 6, 2012
    That's pretty cute!
  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    Once he reaches maturity in late winter or early spring he may not be so submissive. I would still keep an eye on him. He's really still a baby at this point.
  8. charmedbaker

    charmedbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will definitely be keeping an eye on him![​IMG] look at that sweet face!
  9. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2015
    Northern Washington coast

    That's awesome! One very lucky poult....3 mommas to hide under :p
  10. mountain mom

    mountain mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2013
    Grady is a handsome boy! Is he a Broad Breasted Bronze? He looks like my BBB (also a tom, but he would have some serious snood envy if he met Grady!).

    Feedman- What a lucky poult! That is too cute.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015

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