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Aggressive Tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by scrambledmess, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to hatch a bunch of turkeys last year and only got ONE :( He free ranges with our chickens. In the last month, he has become very aggressive. I am pretty sure I already know the answer to this next question, but I am going to ask it anyway. If I get him his own hens, will this calm him down?

    He has attacked my husband and my older boys. But I have 3 small children who are afraid to go out in the yard. I really did not want to have to pen him up or put him to the butcher block. But summer is coming and I can't have the kids locked in the house either.

    Is it just cause spring is coming and he might settle as it warms up some?

    Any suggestions appreciated!
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Probably so. He needs a girlfriend(s).
     
  3. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I found someone to get girls from :) We also herded him into a pen on Saturday so we could do yard work. The next day, he wouldn't come near anyone and we didn't have to pen him up. So I might have found a solution until the girls get big enough to hang out with him. Every time he is bad, he will get herded and penned up for the day. See if he is capable of learning ;)
     

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