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hen strutting with the big boys!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by zzGypsy, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    hey there,
    so my big tom Crash has been strutting for the girls since he got here in July. we've got a young tom who started strutting a couple of weeks ago. this morning they were both out there showing off, and Crash was strutting double-wide, I think as a response to the young tom's strutting. and then my RP hen decided to strut too... full tail display, wings dropped and all.

    what is that? just decided to hang with the guys? is that normal?

    yes, she's definitely a hen.

    these are my first turkeys, so I'm still learning... what's with the hen-strut? [​IMG]
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    A hen can strut. Now if she starts to gobble?????????
  3. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Crestview, FL
    My 4 hens got into it with my Rooster and when he finally (pretty docile roo) fought back they acted all suprised and started strutting. [​IMG]

    No damage to any birds, well maybe then hen's ego. [​IMG]
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana


    Yes, my hens strut with boys as well.
  5. slc

    slc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2008
    Upper Michigan
    It's a pecking order thing. My hens strut to advertise their dominance too.

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