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

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

  1. Sunksschicken

    Sunksschicken Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2012
    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

    Mar 20, 2011
    Northeast KY
    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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