Food aggression??? Can poults behave that way??????

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Sunksschicken, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Sunksschicken

    Sunksschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really new to raising turkeys I have three poults two hens and one tom. They get feed regularly Turkey Feed cause I know they need the high protein. Anyway I fed them this morning and maybe its cause their not getting enough and I thought they were .. But one hen got aggressive towards the tom and the other hen. they are 3 months old. Do I need to bump up their feeding I normally feed them twice a day in the morning and late afternoon... Thanks :) Should I give them something else with their feed???? Is it normal for them to do that ???? Should I put in more feeders so they all have their own feed?????


    I hate for her to get to aggressive and hurt the other two .
     
  2. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U know sounds like u just got a piggy one that will do anything for food. U may bump the amount up. I have raised many poults and at that age they still have food free choice and maybe thats why I have never had this issue but its prob not a bad idea if they put a lil extra weight on as cold weather is approaching. I have two poults now that r 3 1/2 months old and they still have game bird grower mixed with scratch grain free choice and get lots of treats. I do take up the feeder of the night when they get locked up but they get it back early a.m. every morning but thats just cause I dont want to feed and attract rodents.
     
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