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Breed and gender of my turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AuntNomi, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone give me any info on this turkey pls and thanks!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old, I'm thinking broad breasted Tom. The snood is small, but the head is bald.
     
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  3. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I meant to put the age, 5 and a half months. So do you still think tom?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Well can't be definite until that snood goes down, but my hens never bald that much, just the toms.
     
  5. AuntNomi

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    Turns out she is a female, we found her on a nest of 5 eggs.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good to know, she sure looked like a Tom, she looks very nice and dedicated, are you going to let her set?
     
  7. AuntNomi

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    We are trying not to as she is the only turkey we have so they will not hatch any chicks. But we will be gone for a week at the hospital so I don't know what will happen if we don't get her broke by then.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    With my hens I just keep removing the eggs, for persistent broodies I put something in the spot they are laying like a log so they can't sit there, sometimes they break and sometimes they move somewhere else.
     
  9. AuntNomi

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    Great advise! Thanks so much, I am going to go out now and try the log. We leave early in the morning so I am not sure when I will know if it worked or not, but I like the idea! Thanks again.
     

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