Are my poults miserable?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Baybrio, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Baybrio

    Baybrio Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Poplar Grove, IL
    I have three Narragansett poults that are about 2 months old. They "peep peep peep" almost all the time! I can hear them across the yard and through the house! Are three poults too few?

    They have always had food and water 24/7. Game bird starter for about the first month, then slowly switched them to Flock Raiser. After they finally went outside they were together in a 4' x 8' chicken tractor with a heat lamp. Now they are with the 4 1/2 month old pullets and cockerals (about 12 altogether including the three poults). They still have food/water/access to an outside shaded yard and inside run 24/7. They are still "peep peep peeping" almost all the time!

    They are growing well, feathers look good, I can't find any mites. They fly very well!

    Is it just the nature of poults to "peep peep peep" almost all the time?
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    My BBB's were VERY vocal.. They always had something to say.. Not sure if its the norm or not though
  3. boxermom

    boxermom Songster

    Feb 22, 2009
    Mine are very noisy as well. I always know where they are. [​IMG]
  4. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    MY MIL says a noisry turkey is a happy turkey... Not too sure if this is right though. I have only 5 and they a noisey!
  5. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    My BBB's are very vocal, either making a soft "brpppppp", sharp "cuts", and standard loud "yelps". The first and last noises are usually associated with being calm, pleased, or wanting attention. The "cuts" usually are alarms or displeasure, at least with mine.

    Are their noises loud or relatively quiet? Also, I only have two birds, but they seem quite content with the chickens as buds.
  6. Yep mine are the same way. They very loudly peep peep PEEP when they're looking for attention, cute tho. but loud!
  7. Baybrio

    Baybrio Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Poplar Grove, IL
    Thanks for all the info on poult peeping [​IMG]

    They were out in the yard this afternoon making a variety of interesting happy sounds. I guess they are just peeping for attention or the old "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence".
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Mine peep all the time.
  9. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    Mine used to peep a lot, but now make mostly quiter noises, except when they see me. I hope mine are still happy [​IMG]

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