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Mr. T (tom turkey) is getting aggressive....Help!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rebylacubana, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. rebylacubana

    rebylacubana Hatching

    Sep 30, 2016
    I've raised pet turkeys for a while now and although the toms I've had were protective of their hens and loved to strut their stuff, but this is different. My 6 mo. old Mr. T that I raised from a small 3-day poult along with the two hens is now being mean when I get near to clean their area or come with food and goodies for him. Today he did a karate kid jump and kick at me. This makes me sad b/c I just like to sit with them and watch how beautiful they are. Is there anything I can do to assure him that I;m not a threat and put a lid on it before it gets any worse?

    Thank you!

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I've kept lots of toms and none have shown any aggressive behaviors. I would be rid of him and try again, I don't think you can change their minds once they decide something, and they are too big and strong and could be dangerous.
  3. rebylacubana

    rebylacubana Hatching

    Sep 30, 2016
    I guess I just have bad luck. He's so pretty I can't let him go, but I will be careful. Thank you!
  4. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chirping

    Dec 28, 2014
    I seen Toms go after the roosts in my flock. One of my game cocks got into a fight with a Tom and almost got killed. Never seen toms come aft my kids, if they did, they would be in the freezer that day.

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