My very capable Tom just tried to breed a 2 month old hen

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Coemama2, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Coemama2

    Coemama2 In the Brooder

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    I have a Red Slate Tom who is approximately 2 1/2 years old. He tried to breed a 2 month old hen and accidentally smothered her. How would be best to prevent this from happening again? They are free range during the day and are penned at night to protect them from predators. They are in a big enclosed area with the chickens and other turkeys. They turkey poults are 2 months to 4 months old.
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    The only way you can prevent this is to keep him separated from the poults until they are mature.
     
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