I have a guard turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by crj, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, now I know. I will have to put up a "Guard Turkey, Beware" sign in my driveway. My turkey is good with people that come over often. What he isn't good at or maybe too good at is telling people that don't come over as often that he will attack...... ugh. It's one way or the other with him. I will have to get cookies or something for people that don't come over often to break my turkey "Buddy" of this bad habit he has started. Actually, it's only a bad habit when it does it to my family and friends not if he does this to unknown visitors. I have noticed that he will not attack his food source. As for now I put him in a holding pen which he doesn't like at all. Do you have this problem? What did you do?
     
  2. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a guard turkey to,not sure what kind exactly but he's solid white and weights 50 lbs.I bought him at a auction 4 years ago to butcher,but let him stick around because he has personality.He can be a nightmare to deal with when he's angry(2in+spurs),but he usually leaves people he knows alone.My daughter named him Dewey [​IMG].
     
  3. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This could be due to the fact that it's mating season. As soon as my girls starting laying my toms decided start flogging us. [​IMG]
     
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a big bird! Lucky for me my turkey don't have spurs. He's never really needed them before. The guy I got him from didn't have any other turkeys so he didn't have to compete. Now i have 2 hens and I noticed little nubs starting. I can't imagine 2" spurs on a turkey. Yikes!!! One thing I did notice though, if you move very slowly he doesn't seem to bother anyone.
     

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