Mottled Black Tom?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by GreenVariety, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. GreenVariety

    GreenVariety New Egg

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    Anyone in the Maryland/Northern VA/South Central or East PA area have a Mottle Black Tom they want to get rid of. Only one of our 8 poults survived last spring and she is one sad girl right now. She keeps laying down in front of me.

    Thanks!
    Wysteria
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    When they lay down in front of you, it' means they "like" you and they're ready to mate. I had that exact problem with my first turkey hen, and I thought, "Gee, is she sick?" Every time I looked at her she was laying down. She made it a point to lay down every time she saw me. Shortly after I noticed this behavior, she began laying eggs. She layed them right in the nesting boxes with the chickens! (My husband made huge nesting boxes.......)

    I wish I had a male for you, but I don't....Just wanted to share the experience...

    Take care,
    Sharon
     

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