Rough mating?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Sally8, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Tom Bronze/Royal Palm and a Royal Palm hen. Because I saw the hen stomping my dust a thing chickens, I have separated the 2. I don't think the turkeys are very happy being confined but the hen goes to the neighbors as well. I begun noticing that the Tom is relentless in mating and Rosie is beginning to look pretty rough. Is this a problem I should be addressing? We just got 18 in of snow so I can't let them out even when I'm home. We only have paths from coops to house to driveway and then to the road. Is he being over rough or bored or is this normal? Thanks for any advice. Sue
     
  2. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I already read a thread concerning Rosie, is this the same Turkey? Why wasn't the same thread continued? Or was it?[​IMG]
     
  3. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same turkey, different issue. didn't realize I needed to stay with the same thread throughout. sorry sue
     
  4. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say different issue, different thread is fine. I believe in turkeys, the female has to "agree" to the fluid swap. not like chickens who seem to be grebbed on the way by.

    you may have to trim or remove spurs. when our hen ended up with wounds on her back we did the hot potato method just without the hot potato. We had a chicken friend show us how.

    I would think they would do fine in the snow. wild turkeys do

    RobertH
     
  5. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you go about removing the spurs without hurting the bird? I read somewhere on here that someone " burned" the tom's spurs and rear toe nails! Can you tell us exactly how to do it to a 40+ pound tom??[​IMG]
     

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