Over-Protective Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by VolailleAmant, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I have 2 Male Broad-Breasted Bronze Turkeys that have been beating each other up all day until bloody. And one female that has nothing to do with the fight.
    I did not know that they were fighting to actually hurt each other though. [​IMG]
    Now, the losing male is bloody and so tense it is tightly balled.
    They are supposed to go to the butcher the beginning of November, and I can't keep them separated ALL the time.....I don't have that much room, please help!
    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Males will tend to get along if there aren't any females around. They are competing for the female. You need to separate the boys or remove the females from sight and sound of the boys.
     
  3. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for that!
    But, unfortunately, pen-space is limited.
    My Dad does not wish to let the poultry/birds free-range.
    It isn't like they are fighting all day, every day.
    Like I mentioned, their butcher date is the beginning of November.
    I believe they are 6-7 months old. [​IMG]
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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