Hello all! I have quite the strange predicament.
I recently hatched out three poults, keeping a pair to raise for educational purposes; planning on bringing them to several 'petting zoo' events in the coming year. I have them hand tamed (maybe too tame, as they cry constantly when they can't see me), am working on showmanship training, and am now getting ready to get them used to being in public. However, there is one problem that could be a big one. They have developed a sudden fascination with teeth!
During our bonding sessions, I lay with my poults on a towel as I watch tv, use the computer, etc. On Wednesday we were snuggling and they got a little rambunctious. As I went to open my mouth to talk, suddenly they stopped and all eyes were intently staring at me. I went to talk again and they rushed at me and started trying to peck in my mouth! Since then, every time I open my mouth they come running and squeal when I block their way. The (jake?) is much more pushy than my (jenny?), whom loses interest after "she" realizes that I wont let them do it!
Now this may be cute (if not a little gross) now, but not so much when they become a 14-23 pound birds! Plus, working with children, I hope to bring a smile to their face. That will be hard to do when a turkey pecks their teeth out!
Thank you so much for any advice you may have.
Edited by Poultator - 5/26/16 at 5:27pm