Turkey Behaving Odd

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jamalkhan, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. jamalkhan

    jamalkhan Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2013
    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. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2013
    When a hen prepares for a mount she sits down with its legs farther apart more then roosting.
    When roosting they are closer together.
    And she curls her neck and head.
    Its like a trance.
    You can get right up to her and she will not move unless pushed or close to pushed.
    They will do this for a minute or several minutes then comes out of the trance and acts normal again.
    She can do this several times a day.
    It sounds like she wants a tom to me.

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