Turkey Terror!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lkellogg, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. lkellogg

    lkellogg Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2013
    Windsor, Colorado
    I have one Tom turkey in with 10 hens and a Roo, I recently added three younger pullets which I did slowly leaving them in a seperate area so they could get use each other with a see through barrior. But my tom seems not only peck but chase them all over and terrorize them, I know turkeys can be very mean but is there anything I can do to before I remove him totally????
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Maybe get him his own turkey hens?

    Might want to ask this over in the turkey forum.
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  4. wsmith

    wsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Turkeys, especially the Toms, can be very single minded and focussed, to the point of being obsessive about it. This is made even more apparent when they feel they need to establish themselves as top cock in the pen. When there are more turkeys together, they tend to deal with each other, and leave the chickens somewhat alone.

    I would either have him for Thanksgiving, or get more turkeys for him to hang out with.
  5. wsmith

    wsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also, come visit us on the Colorado Thread! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68894/colorado/17570#post_12362255

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