Baby turkey hisses at me

newham0614

Chirping
9 Years
Jul 26, 2010
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I don't think my baby likes me. It flares up and hisses when i try to pet it or pick it up. It has pecked me a little. It's a bourbon red. I don't want to get rid of it since i've only had it since saturday. How long will it take for the baby to come around?
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True Grit

Songster
9 Years
May 2, 2010
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I don't know turkeys but I do know that horses, dogs, and chickens can be bribed with carrots, anything, and mealworms, in that order. Good luck!
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Dogfish

Rube Goldberg incarnate
9 Years
Mar 17, 2010
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My turkeys and pheasants hiss at night when I walk by their pens in the dark. Totally normal. Just give the bird some time. These aren't puppies or kittens. They are much closer to a wild animal than a dog or cat, in terms of domestication.
 

medan

Songster
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Apr 1, 2010
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pick it up and hold it close to your heart it will chill I raised 6 bourbon reds they all did the same pecking and hissing at first they are very intelligent as turkeys go and they want to know about everything you do when they get older my flock follows me around and always wants to see whats up
 

eggcited2

Songster
10 Years
Jul 8, 2010
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Oh boy do they follow you around.
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Tommy and Gertie were right behind me every step. Tommy still is every where I am, even when food is put down. He follows me and only goes back to his food after I go in the house and am not out there. They were raised in a large pen and had more human contact.


The new hen doesn't do it as much, but she is starting to follow me more. She was not penned up and totally free range, not much human contact.

They are all free range here, but I think since Tommy still follows me, she is picking up on doing it. When I go outside, if he is not around but hears me, he will come to find me.
 
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poetswings

In the Brooder
Apr 10, 2016
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I have my first turkeys
.yay!
Royal palms, now about 2 weeks old..
Poe, Annabelle and Lee
Who knew one could love a turkey
Hand fed, cuddle bugs around my neck to sleep..
Spoiled rotton
This will get interesting as the getter bigger, and Bigger, and BIGGER
lol
 

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