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Im pretty sure one of my turkeys killed my silkie...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duck&chickencrazy, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Songster

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    I went out tonight after I got off work to make sure all the chickens were in the coop for the night and I noticed my silkie was missing so I checked outside the coop in some of the spots the chickens would sleep if I didnt bring them in for the night and I saw a dark spot on the ground in the middle of the pen and sure enough it was my little silkie hen. Her head had been pecked clean of feathers and it was slightly swollen in spots from where she had been pecked. And there were claw marks around her. They are big claw marks. About the size of a turkeys claws. The claw marks were to big to be my roosters claw marks. This isnt the first time I have had a problem with my turkeys. My hen, Penny went after my polish hen and made her head bleed when I first introduced them. And my tom, Tommy, nearly killed a new roo. But this is a hen that has been in with the turkeys since she was fully feathered (shes about a year old). Not sure why the turkeys would kill her. What do you think? I will post pics of what she looks like and the claw marks in the morning...its not a pretty site...
     

  2. KrisH

    KrisH Songster

    sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    RobertH
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Yep, sounds like your turkey did it!
     
  4. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Songster

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    sorry about the loss. i have never had issues with my turkeys other than the hens chasing my roosters but no actual damage but i do not pen them up either.
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    I've noticed if they're hungry they can get pretty feisty, sorry for your loss...
     
  6. dwest

    dwest In the Brooder

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    There's two choices...keep the turkeys separate from your other birds or cull the aggressive turkeys.
     

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