Turkey with a vengence!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hunter1hall, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6 month old bronze tom that evidently has a serious problem with a dominiquer rooster I have. I had to separate them by force yesterday several times. I moved the rooster about 200 yards away and everything was fine until the turkey saw the rooster. He imediately puffed up and strutted his way to the rooster and grabbed a beakfull of rooster wattles and held the roosters head to the ground. I separated them once again by putting one in the run and one outside it and they continued to try and kill each other up and down the fence. I cant imagine what the rooster did, but that turkey would not let it go. Any Ideas on how to curb the aggression. The turkey has never been a bully, and I have several roosters running around, but he has this one in particulars number.
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you will ever be able to stop this behavior unless they are in separate pens or areas. For whatever reason, your tom doesn't like the rooster, and that is an instinctual thing that you can't train him out of. It's natural for him to be protective, even though he's "not a bully" as you said. He sounds like he will probably try to kill the rooster at some point. Just keep them separated or get rid of one.
     

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