Why is my turkey mean to my broody bantam hen?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LovelyWinter, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. LovelyWinter

    LovelyWinter New Egg

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    Currently right now my bantam hen "Cutie" Is broody right now and in any day now she will hatch out chicks[​IMG]. My turkey "Lucky" will not leave her alone! we have cutie on our porch in a basket with her eggs and lucky will get in the basket and stay there. When we let lucky go out he goes there first and teases cutie.Im really suprised that cuties eggs are not broken but this has to stop. I have put everything to block him from going to her. Lucky is a good tamed lovable turkey but him doing this to cutie is not good because cutie can get injured by his weight and so can her chicks. I guess Lucky seems to like cutie?[​IMG] He doesnt seem to peck her but just seems to peek. And he goes in the basket with her.Im sure cutie doesnt like it cause she makes the broody noises.I guess I will have to put him in a pen or maybe put cutie in a little hutch with her chicks. But the question here why is lucky doing that to her.What type of behavior is this? I know that turkeys don't seem to like other poultry as i heard but its just weird. Lucky loves the ducks though.He even thinks hes one haha![​IMG] [​IMG] Any advice will be appraciated.
     
  2. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Lucky is a male, right?
     
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  3. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    i had something like that happen to me, but the exact opposite. my EE roo was in to my female turkeys.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014
  4. LovelyWinter

    LovelyWinter New Egg

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    Yes lucky is a male! :)
     
  5. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    yep, that is probably the case then!!
     

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