Tom and Rooster?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CarnyCat, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. CarnyCat

    CarnyCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My tom has been acting aggressively lately. He is almost a year old and has four hens. Today I found one of my Buff Brahma roosters dead with no blood or injuries, except what looks like maybe a broken neck. They were in the fenced large enclosure and I am sure that it was no outside predator.My tom has hit me several times and I know he hits hard. Has anyone ever heard of a turkey killing a rooster? Is this far fetched or could this happen?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally reasonable and probable. Please be careful - Your young Jake is getting to Tom age and is defending his harem, from you too. The aggression will get worse as he gets older.
     

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