Turkey Violating Pullet

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Stacykins, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Uhh, yea..today I witnessed something that made me laugh, but definitely made me feel bad for the pullet! The girl squatted and was serviced by a cockerel. But as soon as he was done and hopped off, not a second later the turkey hopped on [​IMG]

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    Time to remove the turkey's head? I assume he can hurt her. If you're wondering, I removed her from under the turkey right after that pic. Thankfully she is a big, hefty girl and seemed no worse for the wear.
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Two very good reasons to provide separate runs for the turks and chooks (other than concern for disease). 1. Toms can and do kill pullets/hens while indulging in interspecies sex. 2. Jakes/toms sparring is an activity insensible to any potential for injury by the participants to themselves, `bystanders'? even less so.

    No need to finish him off, unless you're hungry. Just build him a sin bin to strut around in.
     

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