Turkey leaving for days?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by andre149, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. andre149

    andre149 New Egg

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    We have a young broad breasted jake. Our birds are allowed to free range. He has been incredibly social and followed us like a dog. 5 days ago he was missing. No feathers, blood, etc. Today I saw him, he came to me, ate and drank. Looked good, no wounds, etc. I thought he was back. Then a few hours later he was gone again. My husband added two other royal palm turkeys who are a couple of months younger but appears one male one female. Is it possible they are chasing him off? Would he be leaving for another reason? If he comes back I fully intend to lock him in the coop/run but I can't find him currently. Just wondering your thoughts. Thanks!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Do you have wild turkeys? He could be hooking up with them.
     
  3. andre149

    andre149 New Egg

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    Haven't seen any, but it is a possibility in our area.
     

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