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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Devozookrew, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Devozookrew

    Devozookrew Hatching

    Feb 10, 2017
    HI! Sorry, this is my first day--i just had a question....is this where I ask it?? [​IMG] I have a male turkey, Eddie...he was soooooo sweet and I hand raised him since he was 2 weeks old, he doesn't mind the dogs, the outdoor cats, and lives with 22 chickens/hens. Now that mating season is here, he is pecking, jumped on and is scratching my neighbors corvette--they free range in our front yard in a "normal" Tempe hood...He has never had a problem with people, actually he always greets em and now he seems like he is protecting his territory --- bullying my male neighbor and trying to mount the kids :( So i have resorted to leaving him in a coop all day to reduce angry neighbors, maybe harm to greeters, and its killing me. I let him out 1-2 hours a day with supervised visits---Will this pass and he will "get over it?" Should I re home to an area bigger, where he can truly roam, it wasn't a problem from last march-til now, but he is just a yr old. HELP!! THNXXXXXX
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017

  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi, thanks for joining us here on BYC!

    I've never raised turkeys but it sounds like Eddie's hormones have kicked in and he needs a mate or two.

    Use this link to take you to the Turkey Forum, the experts over there will be able to help you understand how to deal with Eddie:

    Best of luck to you!

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