Roosters.chasing off toms?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MissD'uccle, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Dec 16, 2009
    Elba Twp, MI
    I have two toms and four ladies. Today I noticed my young roosters were hanging out with the ladies and the toms were gone. They have several acres to free range and no sign of fighting or a predator. Could the young roosters have run off the toms?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Doubtful. I think you have a predator. The fact that you saw no signs or fighting between your birds is a clue. Coyotes can dispatch and carry off a turkey very quickly. Same with Bobcat.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010

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