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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jami63, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. jami63

    jami63 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a male turkey who comes to visit .When I go outside he charges me.He makes a deep thunder sound in his chest.I do not want to be mean to him but I have outside work to do also.Is there away to make it known I am the boss without hurting him.He brings a female turkey with him and some chickens any help would be nice.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'd whack him with a broom, but you might try squirting him with a hose or throwing water on him. If all else fails, roast turkey is great at Christmas.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    I haven't had any luck dominating an aggressive turkey. The are a stubborn bird that once an idea gets in their head it doesn't leave easily. I would make dinner of him too.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I do very well at roasting them.
     
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  5. jami63

    jami63 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I tried spaying him with a hose and the brat started taking a bath.I got a big fan rake out of the barn and when he charges I lift him up and so far he is leaving me alone.When I turn my back is when he comes at me.I am going to keep the rake handy for a week and maybe he will smarten up.
     
  6. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Who's turkey is he? You said he comes to visit....does he belong to a neighbor?
     
  7. jami63

    jami63 Out Of The Brooder

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    yep he is the neighbors .I have to be nice because my hens jump the fence and free range on his property also.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    A squirt with a water hose might change his mind.
     

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