Will my Roosters mount my Turkey hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DawnSuiter, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I only have 2 turkeys... and they just started laying... they are still in their brooder!!! I am considering temporarily keeping them in the hen house.. but there are 2 fertile roosters in there right now... will they try to mate my turkeys?
     
  2. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    That is only an issue if you have blackhead on your property already. I know of several folks who house their chickens along with their turkeys without issue.

    As far as your roosters mounting the turkey hens...I've no idea on that.
     
  4. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So how do I know? I'm asking because I'm unsure.
     
  5. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    THank you for your concerns. Blackhead is not always a problem in all areas. My area for instance, there is no problem with it, in turkeys or chickens... I have called the local ag office. And a great many people, seems especially in the SouthEast keep turkeys & chickens together successfully in small flocks.

    I DO thank you, because it can be very dangerous and it's important for everyone to know all the facts! If I didn't already know I would be EXTRA grateful that you cared enough to warn me.. so thank you.

    But anyone know about the rooster/turkey hen part of the question?
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is, there's no telling. I mean people on these boards have talked about chickens and turkeys trying to mount THEM (people)--so maybe.
     
  7. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:They may try but our turkey hens will chase them off.

    Steve in NC
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I used to have a rooster that was very much "in love" with my turkey hen. It was never a problem. It seemed consensual.
     
  9. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Will they make churkeys?

    seriously.. no chance at the mating thing right?
     
  10. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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