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I finally found a lady turkey...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by IggiMom, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    We have a year old Blue Slate turkey guy who has become fairly aggressive to strangers. He ran off the UPS man.

    My husband really likes him, he is a pet I guess, and someone told us that he would be less aggressive if we had a lady friend for him, and after much looking I finally found him a lady turkey friend, actually a blue slate also.

    So he should be happy. I will be picking her up next Tuesday.

    Does anyone know if this will actually take care of the aggression problem?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    [​IMG] i hope so [​IMG]
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may but I had a very aggressive Black Spanish tom last year with a whole yard full of hens. He finally chilled after the breeding season wound down but was no problem at all this year after the other toms ganged up on him and nearly killed him.
     
  4. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Iggimom's new lady turkey would be just that. A "new" lady. It may help since he doesnt have a lady friend and now will. He may be so busy with her he may forget about everything else.
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Only time will tell on the agression. From my experience once they start they don't quit.

    We had one Royal Palm tom that took a dislike for everything and everybody that had two legs. I worked with him a for just about a year (or should say put up with him and mangaged not to kill him) until the next breeding season. I wanted one more hatch from him as he had really nice markings. He now lives in a large pasture with a bunch of hens and is still mean as a snake.

    Steve
     
  6. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Oh. Darn. Well, we will see. He "helped" a local turkey hunter off the place this morning. I am afraid my husband found it rather enjoyable. See, he doesn't attack him.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    If he isn't going after you guys then their may be hope. They are quirky birds and no two act the same.

    Steve
     
  8. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Quirky is right. No he doesn't go after us. He is the first turkey we have had so we don't understand him all the time.

    After the dog attacked (and killed) a number of birds, he wandered around the yard with his head pointing up for quite a while. It was rather pitiful.

    It is hard to describe but he appeared to be expecting attacks from above.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:It takes awhile to figure them out but it's fun doing it. We sit out back and watch the "turkey channel" for hours and hours

    Steve
     
  10. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That is SO funny Steve - we call our Turkeys in the fence ''Turkey TV'' LOL. Even the dogs like to watch TTV [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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