Are turkey hens loud?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by S0rcy, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    Considering a turkey or two for next year ... are the hens loud? Breed dependent? Are only male turkeys good for the quote unquote "thanksgiving dinner" ?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think if you want thanks giving dinner, you best go with a broad breasted type, unless of course a 14 lb turkey is ok.
  3. corancher

    corancher Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    Hens are not nearly as loud as Toms. I have had both hens and toms for Thanksgiving. Hens just don't get as big as the Toms.
  4. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    Thanks! I think hens would be a good choice [​IMG] A 14 pounder would be just about right I think, a little more or less wouldn't be bad.
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    We love our turkey hens. They are quite and get along with the chickens. The tom that we have now is very loud, but it's that time of the year.
    Right now I have 18 eggs in the bator and 10 under two hens. Can't wait for the babies.[​IMG]
  6. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    I don't know our queen hen can be very loud when shes bossing the guys around. She causes more trouble. trilling and carrying on. Crystal
  7. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    my turkey hens are real quiet.i never hear them make any noise at toms are all time gobbling.

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