How many hens to tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jperk, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. jperk

    jperk Hatching

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    Hello thanks in advance this is my first year with turkey, I was wandering how many hens can one tom successfully breed I want to keep six hens. and should I split them up into trios, any advice greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Celie

    Celie Songster

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    all you need, but you might want to keep a junior tom as a backup, just in case something happens to the senior breeder tom!
     
  3. rosiekitty94

    rosiekitty94 In the Brooder

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    So what's the minimum number of hens per tom and how many toms in a group with hens? For example is 4 hens and 2 toms a bad ratio?
     
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    During breeding season having 2 tom's in the same pen would not be advised.
    But a single tom can handle 10 hens with no proble,
    I have some with only 2 hens and some with 6.
     

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