Hens plucking Tom's

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by homestead tim, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. homestead tim

    homestead tim Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    Hello all,
    I have 4 BBW that will be going to table-camp here in a week or so. (1 tom and 3 hens) I noticed this weekend that the hens are actually pulling large feathers out of the Tom's back side. Although i only have a week to go, I don't want to see him in any type of pain. So, is this something that happens with Turkeys or is this a real problem? Do i need to separate the Tom so he does not get ate up from the Hen's? Thanks!

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