Turkey died?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Marko, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Marko

    Marko In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2009
    SO 1 of my toms were dead this morning in there house...No warning at all. The others look all good only thing is its been -8C at night last 2 days. But they are Heritage turkeys but i Could a tom kill another tom in just 1 evening??? Out of the blue? I still have 2 toms in the Run with the hen is it possible that he killed him or did he maybe get a draft or eat something funny???
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    The cold may have contributed to his death. Also, the other toms may have picked on him. Cold can stress a bird out and exacerbate other issues too.
  3. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

    May 12, 2007
    Hendersonville NC
    Absolutely one tom could have killed the other tom in one night. There might not be a mark on him either.

    However, the cold could have definitely affected him as well. How old was your tom?

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