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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jmaher, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. jmaher

    jmaher New Egg

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    Hi I am new to raising turkeys and I have a problem! I received 3 bourbon red poult 2 toms and a hen. They are about 8 months old and were pretty friendly until today ! One of my toms attacked me! Just wondering if there was anyway to stop this behavior ?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about Turkeys (never had any), but definitely post on our Turkey section in Other Backyard Poultry under the Forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our Turkey experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in taming your Turkey.
     
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  3. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would think your female turkey would be happier with one less male around. She is probably being overbred. I also think the males are rivals over her and that causes them to be very defensive. To reach real turkey folks post on the "Turkey thread."
     
  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    I've never been around live turkeys so I don't know how you go about taming one. I sure wouldn't want one around that attacked though, he could seriously injure someone. Guess I'd probably have to have him come inside for dinner some night [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     

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