Lonely turkey keeps escaping

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by veronicadm8, May 9, 2016.

  1. veronicadm8

    veronicadm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!
    I need some advice please: Our Tom died unexpectedly, and now my hen keeps flying over the fence and wandering the streets:( 2-3 times a day we have to go track her down. I've clipped her wings back as far as I can, and I don't know what to do to keep her here. It was just the 2 of them and some chickens. I do have some poults but they're really young and she didn't hatch them so no attachment. Ideas?!? Would another adult Tom even help? The last thing I want is to get another bird that leaves the yard. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I would suggest you cover the top of your run, she's searching for her Tom. Turkeys are stubborn and can take a while before they drop an idea they get in their heads, they also get attached to one another and don't like to be parted. Eventually she will stop looking. A new Tom probably won't help. Eventually you will integrate your poults which will give her company again.
     
  3. veronicadm8

    veronicadm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you... No run, unfortunately. They're free range. I'll try to figure something out though.
     

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