male turkey killing babies

natcave

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Hi everyone,

Has anyone experienced their male turkeys killing the babies?
We found two dead in the backyard, then when i looked out the window i saw the male flinging one of the babies around in his mouth and stomped on it.

I have now separated the male from the other babies.
 

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Hi everyone,

Has anyone experienced their male turkeys killing the babies?
We found two dead in the backyard, then when i looked out the window i saw the male flinging one of the babies around in his mouth and stomped on it.

I have now separated the male from the other babies.
It happens and you may never see it coming. Some of the best father turkeys can be great for a very long time and suddenly change behavior pretty much overnight. At least one poster theorized that his tom was trying to breed the poults when he described behavior very similar to yours.
 

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