Turkey Depressed?

Kelly Klumpp

Chirping
Oct 23, 2020
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We have a lone turkey, the only turkey on our farm. She was given to us by a farmer, and we are defiantly looking to get her companions because we do not want her to be lonely. She has always seemed healthy and happy, but last week, she laid her first egg. Although not caused by it most likely, right after she begin to act strangely. She would just stand very still. Not moving, just still. Sometimes on one leg, sometimes on both. Then after a while, she would plop down wherever she was. Whether on brick, or dirt, or in the dark, anywhere she had stood for a while she would sit. And, this might be normal, but she is usually a skittish turkey, and anytime we come closer to her, she usually had always run or start calling dURK DURK dURK. But, now, even when the chickens assemble around her, and the rooster attempts to mount her, she doesn't even care. She just stays still, and the rooster just mounts her and she doesn't even move away. We chase the rooster away from her so she isn't stressed, and she doesn't even move when we use a stick to chase him. Is this just depression that we can remedy by bringing more turkeys to our farm, or is this something else?
 
May 21, 2021
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We have a lone turkey, the only turkey on our farm. She was given to us by a farmer, and we are defiantly looking to get her companions because we do not want her to be lonely. She has always seemed healthy and happy, but last week, she laid her first egg. Although not caused by it most likely, right after she begin to act strangely. She would just stand very still. Not moving, just still. Sometimes on one leg, sometimes on both. Then after a while, she would plop down wherever she was. Whether on brick, or dirt, or in the dark, anywhere she had stood for a while she would sit. And, this might be normal, but she is usually a skittish turkey, and anytime we come closer to her, she usually had always run or start calling dURK DURK dURK. But, now, even when the chickens assemble around her, and the rooster attempts to mount her, she doesn't even care. She just stays still, and the rooster just mounts her and she doesn't even move away. We chase the rooster away from her so she isn't stressed, and she doesn't even move when we use a stick to chase him. Is this just depression that we can remedy by bringing more turkeys to our farm, or is this something else?
Do you think she is waiting to be bred. Female animals approach males when the hormones hit. She will accept a chicken as a mate if are no Turkeys. Then she will mate with that one chicken, but nothing will be born.
 

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