Sexing turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rstine, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Rstine

    Rstine Just Hatched

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    I got my first turkeys last year. I started with 4 and all turned out to be toms. Now I'm not saying they weren't tasty, but I want to raise some and would like a trio. Can anybody give me sexing advice for when I buy my replacements?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sexing poults is a tough one. Best guarantee to getting sex correct would be to buy adult birds from a breeder or craigs list.
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    These may help but are not guaranteed to work. I have had from 100% success to 0% success using these methods on day old poults.

    Method used by @Celie

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725829/turkeys-for-2013/2750

    An alternate method

     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  4. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My advice is to either get old enough birds to tell the gender, or just keep getting more chicks. This happened to us once, we tried to get a female turkey companion for our other hen, and we ended up getting four males. If I were you I would just get more chicks and eat the males and keep the females if you want to. You never know, you could get all females! Good luck, hope this helps!
     

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