Hen Turkeys Gang Up & Chase Off Hungry Coyote

Turkey coyote

These hens ain’t messin’ around.

And they got no time for the coyote today. It’s better to be proactive then caught with your guard down out there though.

Turkeys are relatively large birds, with toms weighing between 16-24 pounds and measuring up to 3 feet in length. Hens are smaller, weighing between 8-12 pounds and measuring up to 2 feet in length. They are primarily ground-dwelling birds, but are also capable of short flights to escape predators.

Coyotes are medium-sized canines, with adults weighing between 20-50 pounds and measuring up to 4 feet in length. They are known for their lean build, sharp teeth, and powerful jaws, which they use to hunt small prey.

Coyotes are known to be opportunistic predators, feeding on a wide variety of prey including rabbits, rodents, birds, and even deer. Turkeys, however, are a particularly attractive target for coyotes due to their large size and slow ground speed.

Coyotes typically hunt turkeys by ambushing them from cover or chasing them down in open areas. They may also target nests and young birds. Turkeys are not defenseless against coyote attacks. They are capable of running at speeds up to 25 mph and are equipped with sharp talons that can inflict serious damage on a predator.

These turkeys weren’t waiting for something to happen though. They noticed a coyote come in close and immediately took action.

A flock of hens is seen confidently running over towards the coyote who watches them.

The coyote recognizes it is not wanted and takes off.

Not today, Mr. Coyote…

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