Tom Turkeys in large-ish flocks

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by redtailross, May 18, 2009.

  1. redtailross

    redtailross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello
    I am looking at rasing turkeys for thanksgiving and christmas for my friends and me, and I was wondering if you can keep toms in groups with ease, or will there be fighting?
    I am looking at a flock of 13 toms of which 8-10 will be eaten and I wanted to have three hens?
    Of course this is all speculation until I get advice.... [​IMG]

    I raised one Bronze tom last year who was delicious! So now my friends want a taste!

    Thanks
    Laura
     
  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you can, up till mating season then you will need to thin them out or separate them, but up till that time you'll be just fine with as many toms as you want to raise.
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    If they are raised together they will do fine, they will figure a pecking order and keep it sorted out themselves. Mating season is in the spring so if you are growing them out for Thanksgiving and Christmas you shouldn't have any major problems with the toms. As they mature they will fight from time to time, we let them sort it out and make sure no major damage is done.

    Steve in NC
     

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