Help!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by KaydenceMoss, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. KaydenceMoss

    KaydenceMoss New Egg

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    We have just recently got a turkey. She is in a pin with some chickens and a duck. She used to be very active and play with the chickens. Lately she has been laying down and spreading her wings. Please help is you know what this means
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like she is assuming the breeding position. It is that time of year. I assume that you only have the one hen and don't have a tom so that she can mate.
     
  3. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    We gave three turkey hens and no tom and all three of our turkeys do that. They chase us down just to lower their wings and lay down.
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, they are assuming the breeding position. With 3 hens, you have enough hens to keep one tom.

    Good luck.
     
  5. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a poult that is a tom that is still growing then he will be with our hens.
     

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