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My chickens and wild turkey hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hbeam21, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. hbeam21

    hbeam21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's that time of the year for the wild turkey hens laying eggs on my land, again. I wonder, if I will have any problems with the turkey hens going after my chickens when they are out of the coop? I have had four to six turkey hens every year for about 9 year, now raising their babies on my land. I have notice that my almost six month old chickens love to look and chase after everything that is not tied down! I just hope when I let them out, that a turkey hens doesn't walk up on them. I really don't know what they will do. I was sitting down holding one of my rooster out of the coop in the morning last week, when a turkey hen walked right by me up the path to find some corn I have for the wild birds up by my house. She stopped and looked at me and the rooster. She didn't fly away or make any noise. After a minute, she started walking up the hill to the corn. She would look back a couple of times, but I didn't seem to bother her. My head rooster in the coop was making so much noise, that she turns around and make a louder noise at the coop. The head rooster stopped after that. I hope everything will be alright. I have never had a turkeys run after me. The hens will bring the babies up to my back door to eat and clean. Most of the time the babies are sleeping under my kitchen window. I have so many photos of the turkey hens and the babies.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have domesticated turkeys, they occasionally chase and harass my chickens, and I've had some toms kill a rooster one year. When my hens go broody they get pretty aggressive.
     
  3. hbeam21

    hbeam21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for letting me know.
     

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