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Aggressive Royal Palm tom turkey

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lamanite Jim, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Lamanite Jim

    Lamanite Jim In the Brooder

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    I think my Royal Palm tom killed my Eastern Georgia Black tom. I found him dead inside the run. I skinned him out and found what appeared to be bruising all over his chest and at the base of his neck. My Royal Palm hen just started laying eggs so I wonder if the Georgia Black could have been killed in a lovers' quarrel. My turkeys are protected from predators by fencing do it had to be an 'inside job'. Any thoughts?
     

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Someone on another thread posted a video of her tom turkeys fighting, it was hysterical. They just seemed to grab each others beak and hang on while doing some fancy footwork.

    If that is how they really fight - I don't think it would cause chest bruises. The turkey people should know for sure.

    I don't mean any disrespect over the loss of your tom. What I meant to bring out was their fighting didn't seem like a battle. Certainly not fierce like roosters.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I'm sorry for your loss! [​IMG]I've never kept turkeys before, so don't know how vicious they can be. I would post in the Turkeys section that Kelsie2290 linked to.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your loss![​IMG]
     

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