In the Brooder
- May 19, 2020
Hello! I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe! Today we found a helpless little bird, who we think is a baby (maybe male but we aren’t sure) turkey pullet. (Pictures included below). My first question is whether or not that is a turkey, and if there is anyway to figure out it’s gender. My second question is regarding integrating the new bird into my current flock of 2 roosters and 7 hens. When I first introduced the new bird, it pecked one of my chickens, and then boldly walked up to one of my roosters and pecked him, and the rooster then aggressively pecked him in response. Based on his bold behavior, that was why I thought he was a male turkey but I could definitely be wrong haha! But anyways the new bird is in a nice bin with food and water inside the coop so they can see each other but no one can attack anyone else. Does anyone have any advice as to how I could integrate the new bird into my flock safely? Thank you so much!