BBB hen, killed 5 toms

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by eggsnatcher1960, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. eggsnatcher1960

    eggsnatcher1960 New Egg

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    Last year was my first time raising turkeys. I got 6 BBB , as soon as the 5 toms started strutting and gobbeling, the one hen, killed them off. We know it was her as we saw her. she killed 3 in one day! After that we let her free rainge, she killed one of my chickens (hen) that she had been having issues with. Is an aggressive hen normal? She tasted great at thanksgiving weighing 17.6 dressed out.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have no clue why she would be that aggressive but so sorry for your losses [​IMG]
     
  3. dwest

    dwest Out Of The Brooder

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    That's definitely not normal behavior! The pot is the right place for her to end up...quite frankly if you were to encounter that again I wouldn't wait so long until the body count got that high. A bird with that temperament has no place in a flock.
     
  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW that's crazy! NOT normal behavior! I would have separated her or culled her before she killed that many as well. My BBB's didn't kill anyone.
     
  5. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As the other members said, This is not normal behavior. Never happened to my turkey flocks. Sorry for your losses.
     
  6. eggsnatcher1960

    eggsnatcher1960 New Egg

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    The crazy thing was these were very young birds, the Toms had just starte to gobble, she killed them all in a day and a half!
     

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