My hen is acting submissive?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Birdgirl, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This isn't normal for her. She lays down when I'm near and will lay there even after I walk away. Is she wanting bred?
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    She thinks your her roo lol
     
  3. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has chosen you to be her Tom. If you have a Tom and want them to breed just stay near and she will stay sitting. He will do his duty and you could have fertilized eggs

    All our girls choose us first, but eventually settle for the toms. Well all except our pet BBW. If a Tom gets on her she just gets up and off her goes.
     
  4. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know why i thought this was about a chicken lol my turkey hen bows to me aswell lol
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    When mine first did it, I thought she was sick! So I called the vet and the vet said that I should definitely bring her in right away. I decided to do a little research and wow did I feel stupid, lol.
     
  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Some positions.. Napping turkey in foreground (`expectant' turkey nearest caller). [​IMG] Overheated turkey: [​IMG] (easily relieved) [​IMG] Presenting (`oh, a friendly turkey!') turkey hen: [​IMG] In the evenings, those that assume the position can be lifted like footballs and tucked under one arm for easy transport to run (are usually `purring' - sounds like `cat motor').
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Great pictures!
     

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