What is tommy doing? Trying to hurt them or something else

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by eggcited2, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 19 new pullets (various chicken breeds, all about 12 weeks old). Tommy can get into where I am keeping them and he walks over to them and steps/walks on top of them. I have not seen him step on anyone's body, but he walks to where he is standing over them. I shoo him away really fast cause I don't know what he is doing.

    Is he planning on stomping on them, hurting them, or what???

    He has been displaying constantly for weeks. Feathers fanned out, thumping sound. But I don't know if it is because Millicent is laying eggs.

    Millicent is nesting, but she is no where near the pullets. As a matter of fact, she put her nest in our front yard, under a bleeding heart that is up against the side of our house. So her nest is not even close. The new pullets are around behind our house, in the horse and goat field.
     
  2. mbnewby

    mbnewby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he is trying to mate is what he is trying to do
     
  3. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you separate the tom from the pullets? I would be very worried about my pullets being injured no matter what he is doing.
     
  4. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I managed to shoo him out of the pen i have them in the night I brought them home. He is not getting in with them any more and doesn't seem to be interested in them any more. It was the very first night I brought them home, and as soon as I released them. He ran over to look at them and got into their pen and shelter. I chased him out. He flew back in once and I once again chased him out. Now he hasn't went near them.

    I am hoping when I finally take down the fencing and put them and all the other chickens together, that he will think they are just part of the normal chickens.
     

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