Turkey "eye gouging"

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by missionsix, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

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    My baby turkey has begun to take good aim and peck at the eyes of my baby chicks. I noticed this last night and will keep an eye on the behavior. I plan on starting my coop this morning. In the meantime, should the turkey be re-located? I can put it in with my goslings for the time being. Although, they don't seem to like visitors in their little area. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "keep an eye on it." lol pun. [​IMG]

    Separation is a good idea. Poults aren't the brightest babies in the world.
     
  3. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe I'll check and see if the goslings will make nice after the initial introduction.
     
  4. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

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  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you turn out the lights? It sounds like a horrible scene from Masterpiece Theatre!

    Suzy

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try a red or black light - to discourage the picking.
     
  7. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, so it is lack of a lighting cycle?
     

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