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When Can Toms Go Back in Coop with Hens and Poults

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by drdoolittle, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Hi! I have 4 adult tom turkeys and 3 adult hen's. The hen's hatched some poults three weeks ago and 2 weeks ago I added 4 day old poults (which the hen's accepted). I had separated the toms from the hen's when the poults hatched because I was worried about the toms stepping on the tiny poults. When can I reintroduce the toms?
     
  2. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait a couple of weeks until the poults can get out of the way. Last week a had two hens hatch some eggs and I had them separated from the toms. Somehow they pushed the enclosure door open and some of the babies (two days old) and the hens came out, when I got home I found 6 of the babies squashed. I think that when the hen squatted to cover the babies, the toms tried to mount her/them and in the process the babies got squashed.
     
  3. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Oh, I'm so sorry that happened! I figured they'd need to be separate for awhile longer. Thank you for letting me know.
     
  4. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope your babies do well.
     

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