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Turkeys fighting?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by crazycluck, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. crazycluck

    crazycluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 royal palm turkeys that have been raised together. They are about a year old. Never have they fought until yesterday. When I got home from work yestersday I thought something had got into the pen, but today I see the ugly truth! They are fighting and about to kill each other. Should I try to find a new home for 1 of them? I love them both![​IMG]
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they male or female?
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's breeding season and yes they will hurt one another. They need to be seperated.
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    If you seperate them now you will have to keep the seperated. They are working out the "pecking order". Turkeys are flock birds and will fight. Once they sort it out they will be ok. Watch them for any major damage and if not let them be turkeys.


    Steve in NC
     
  5. crazycluck

    crazycluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Both are male.[​IMG]
     
  6. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What months are considered "breeding" season?
     
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What he said for sure. I think breeding season ends at the end of May.
     
  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had male turkeys live peaceably together after establishing who is dominant. I've found that there are worse problems with males coming into contact with each for the first time, than with males raised together. they will fight to establish pecking order though. Just watch for injuries.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I keep thinking we should sell tickets... Some of ours will fight from sun up to sun down.

    Steve
     
  10. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is just turkeys being turkeys. Mine even try to fight each other through the poultry wire when they are seperated. Hens can have some pretty good "girl fights" also. It is really hilarious to see the little poults get fiesty with each other.
     

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