Turkey Gender

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by HobbyChickener, May 19, 2009.

  1. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old does a turkey need to be to tell if it is a Tom or a Hen? And how much inside room do they need as far as a "coop" goes? Last, will they rooster and live ok with chickens?

    Thanks
    Hobby
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The different varieties mature at different ages. A few things to look for, the legs will be thicker on a tom, and the tom will be larger overall. The snood will be bigger and longer on a tom. The toms will have less feathers on the head and neck.

    We have always raised ours with chickens and haven't had any problems.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a few that are a little bigger but everything else looks the same. I didn't know if there was anything to look for to tell or not. They are very interesting little creatures that is for sure!
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    how old are they? and if you can post a pic we might be able to help more

    Steve
     
  5. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to download some to the bucket. They are about a month.
     

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