Toms Fighting - what to do?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by PrairieFarmer, May 9, 2011.

  1. PrairieFarmer

    PrairieFarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    Hi! I have White Hollands. I've had toms fight in the past but my batch this year is really bad. They really beat up two of them (pecked their eyes, tore off their snoods). In fact, wasn't sure either of them were going to make it but they seem to be recovering. Well today I tried putting one of the injured toms back with the flock and the healthy toms IMMEDIATELY ran over and started attacking him. What to do?
    And FYI - my birds have LOADS of room. Most of the time I let them free range, so I know it's not a space issue.
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    They will need to be separated for quite a while.

    They might not be able to be reintroduced. We had a Tom Narragansett that was top dog. He took a pretty good beating when three younger Toms ganged up on him. He never was able to go back with them, as they would instantly attack him.

    Good luck.
  3. mykl1

    mykl1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2009
    hobart indiana
    I don't have much experience with turkeys yet, but this is what I do when my cochin roosters battle:

    Fence off the weaker one ( in the same enclosure ) so the other can see him. After about 2 weeks, take down the fence.

    The other roosters have gotten used to him and as long as he doesn't challenge one of them everything is peaceful again.

    Hope this helps.
  4. chicktrader

    chicktrader Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2011
    have The same problem with mine have two toms I'v tryed everything to stop them but thay still fight only way to end it is just let them fight untill there is a winner then thay get along for awhile till next time would not let more than two toms live together due to ganging up on one bird tho.

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