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burbon reds-turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by silveridge, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. silveridge

    silveridge New Egg

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    my tom is standing on one of the hens, I'm new to this and woundering if this is normal
     
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  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:This is probably mating.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    OH! and [​IMG]
     
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    He will stand on the females to mate.
     
  5. silveridge

    silveridge New Egg

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    thanks, seems pretty weird she's limping now was gasping for air
    well i guess after typing that, that it is mating
     
  6. silveridge

    silveridge New Egg

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    thanks again
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:wow, is she okay?

    hey Quail, what kinda chicken is that in your avatar.
     
  8. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    Quote:Yes that is mating. She will gasp for air, because he would have squished her air sac in the process. Mine always scream during the mating, and then gasp a bit. They are fine after a few minutes.

    If she is limping, I would check her over to make sure he didn't wound her. We had a bourbon red tom last year ripped the leg open on our jenny. She limped for quite a bit. We ended up separating them so she could heal.

    Quote:That's a buff brahma bantam hen.
     
  9. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And that's all I'm gonna say!!![​IMG]

    I 've read that Toms can be pretty rough on the hens but I've never had turkeys- Hopefully somebody will jump in and give you some good advice!!
     
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  10. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they are mating. he will stand on her till they get situated to do the duty, and then he will wave his tail down while she waves her tail the opposite side and he will do the duty. IF SHE OR HE IS NOT READY OR THEIR IS DISTRACTIONS THIS PROCESS MIGHT TAKE A LITTLE LONGER.

    IF HE IS HURTING HER BY RIPPING HER BACK OPEN YOU MIGHT NEED TO BUY MATING SADDLES FOR THE HENS.
     

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