Turkey died?

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

  1. Marko

    Marko Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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