Did the turkey kill my hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SHELLY, Jun 16, 2008.


    SHELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2007
    Southwest Missouri
    I have a one year old Tom. He lives in the barn. I let my chickens free range in the day and lock them in a stall at night. Yesterday I went to the barn to check waterers and Tom was standing over a hen that was flopping all over the floor. I shoo'd him back, picked her up, looked for something wrong and laid her back down. I went to holler at my hubby and when I came back she was dead. I found no trauma to her except her vent seemed swollen and open. I don't think it was prolapsed, but I'm not sure. What happens when a turkey tries to mate a chicken? I've heard it kills them but does it kill them w/o leaving tread marks or what? She had no cuts, wounds or blood anywhere.
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like that's what happened. I've heard of that before.... [​IMG]
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    All it takes is one whap on the head from a turkey to kill a chicken. I've stood there and seen it with my own eyes. You can't keep the two together.

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