Keeping Turkeys of Different Breeds Together

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by HoglundH, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Earlier this year I tried to keep a Eastern Wild with a Bronze Turkey, one male and one female, age about 4-5 months old. They could not be kept together as all they would do is fight. I assumed if they were different gender they would get along. Is this true if they are the same breed?? I would like to get a pair of Bourbon Reds and try again this year, but would like to get them from different parents. What are the odds that they will get along. Should I get them at a young age (eggs) or at what age is it likely they will not get along.

    Thanks
    Harold
     
  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    If you raise the poults together there shouldn't be much squabbles. Guess your hen does not like the tom. You are certain its a hen?
     

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