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Turkey Behaving Odd

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jamalkhan, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. jamalkhan

    jamalkhan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Bought a turkey chick a few months back now he/she is a grown up.i still don't know if she is male or female as i am observing from few day s that he/she while roaming around with my other hens sits in front of my white leghorn .it is strange right? i am just imaging that as if she is a female turkey and wants to mate....She hasn't laid any egg till yet ? what are the main features of female turkey and when does it starts laying ??
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They typically start to lay in the spring after they are about 7 months old. I.e. If she is 7 months old now, she could be 10-11 months old by spring if you are in the northern hemisphere.

    If you have had the turkey a few months, it should be fairly easy by now to tell gender. If you can post a picture we can help you out...
     
  3. jamalkhan

    jamalkhan Out Of The Brooder

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    i have introduced a tom today with my turkey she got so much afraid that she hurted herself very badly her face got swell ? :(
     
  4. jamalkhan

    jamalkhan Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont know how to post a pic here trying hard but cant and one more thing i wanted to tell was today i bought an adult tom which is almost 1 year old after introducing it to my turkey she just injured herself and her face is swollen she is getting scared of him now what to do how to make them like each other ?
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    A slow introduction may be necessary here. Ideally, house them where they can see and "talk" to each other through a wire fence, but not touch. Let them stay this way for a week or so until the initial excitement for the tom at having a hen is over. Then try removing the partition and observe them to see how they do. If it is still too much for her, replace the partition and try again in another week.
     
  6. jamalkhan

    jamalkhan Out Of The Brooder

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    thank u so much really appreciating ur help i just wanted to ask another que about one of my girl .. its mille fleur its kind of a irrelevant here but .. her rooster died a few months back .. she is laying almost continously i have incubated her eggs they are not fertile ..she is get mate by one of my rooster but as he is big in size he couldnt mate her properly .now i have brought a white japanese black tail bantam .. will he be able to mate her properly ..what is ur opinion ?
     
  7. HEChicken

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    I don't keep bantams but if they are roughly the same size, it should work. What kind of mille fleur is she? If she is one of the really fluffy breeds like a cochin, it could be she has too much fluff in her rear end for fertilization to occur easily.
     

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