Turkeys mating with chickens

Roostermom3

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I have two tom turkeys just coming to maturity. Today I saw one mating with one of my chickens. I have read that they can hurt a hen due to their larger size. My question is should I purchase a turkey hen to save my chickens or will the boys fight over a turkey hen? The turkeys are purely pets. Thanks.
 

sourland

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One turkey hen would be overbred by the toms. Separate them from the chicken hens before they injure them.
 

Gray Farms

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They'll crush the hens to death if you don't pen them up or get them some turkey hens, like 3 or 4 for two toms.
 

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