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    Expert Hkindiana's Avatar

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    Do turkeys flock by sex?

    This morning I woke up to find a flock of 19 turkeys in my back yard. The first thing that I noticed was that they were ALL huge Toms, and half of them were trying to outdo each other with their tail fan displays. If it was spring or early summer I would assume the hens were on nests. However, this time of year I would expect the Hens to be with the Toms, all in the same flock. Should I expect to see a flock if only hens? Thanks fir any input. I got a good photo, but cannot figure out how to easily post it.
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    Tom's and Jake's group together and hens group up in winter together. This time of year I rarely see mixed sex flocks.

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    I swear by sex but never have flocked that I know of.
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    I would hope they flock with the opposite sex. How else are we supposed to get baby turkeys?

    I quick google on turkey flock behavior:
    https://blog.nature.org/science/2017...-wild-turkeys/
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    Fermented corn, toms gotta be drunk, because those hens are UGLY (how are we supposed to get baby turkeys)

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    Right now on my Trail Cameras I am getting both mixed and separated sexes. Most of the groups I am seeing are in the 12 to 20 turkeys in a group. Some of the days they are a mix of Toms & Hens and other days they are just Toms or Hens. One day last week I had a video of 7 Toms trying to outdo one another and semi-strutting and half effort fighting. The next day there were several Toms mixed among about a dozen hens. Seems to vary by day lately at my place.

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    Outside of the breeding season I rarely see mixed flocks around our place.
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    In the bars I go to, yes they flock to sex.

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    Come on spring Toms.!! Winter is when I practice my calling and prepping my gear in hopes winter ends and late April arrives.!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Restroyer View Post
    Right now on my Trail Cameras I am getting both mixed and separated sexes. Most of the groups I am seeing are in the 12 to 20 turkeys in a group. Some of the days they are a mix of Toms & Hens and other days they are just Toms or Hens. One day last week I had a video of 7 Toms trying to outdo one another and semi-strutting and half effort fighting. The next day there were several Toms mixed among about a dozen hens. Seems to vary by day lately at my place.
    A couple still frames from one of my trail camera videos (one showing Tom mixed in with hens and another showing a mix of Tom / Jakes). They seem to be off and on together or separated by gender depending on the day.
    Tom hanging with hens 11-18-19.JPGToms Jakes 11-15-19.JPG


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