Will a turkey mate with a chicken?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Betty-Eve, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Betty-Eve

    Betty-Eve Out Of The Brooder

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    I have only just hatched a little turkey (1 out of 4 eggs) but have geese, ducks, chickens and will let them all roam together (all wormed regular) just wondered if I only have one tureky and its a stag will it try to mate the chickens? I have 2 cockerals with 12 chickens 1 male goose with 3 females 1 drake duck with 3 females - they dont bother one another just wondered with a turkey so similar to chickens will he try to mate them?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I personally haven't had that problem. I don't know if other have. I'm sure the possibility is there but I don't know for sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turkeys are a different species they only try to mate with their own genus (aka turkey) otherwise if they do they're messed up in the head and GROSS! [​IMG]
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3 toms that never mess with my chickens, but I have a 4th who was raised with chickens and he tries to mate with them...he's actually killed some of the younger chickens b/c he's so heavy. [​IMG]
     
  6. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you think we got turkens? LOL J/K


    I use to have a turkey thats was pretty fond of a basketball though.
     
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  7. Josh45640

    Josh45640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a turkey to try and breed a chicken. But I did have a rooster that was fond of trying to breed a hen turkey... And anything else that would hold still long enough.
     
  8. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if you breed a turkey to a chicken then breed their offspring to a duck thats how they get turduckens right? lol
     
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  9. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
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    A young one might try for practice, like how elephants practice mounting on rhinos lol
     
  10. Feather Lady

    Feather Lady Out Of The Brooder

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