Baby turkey questions.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by quails-101, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby turkey is peeping a lot is this normal it seems to be healthy I got it today it has all feathers but on its head so maybe some one who is good with turkeys know how old it is I will post a pic if it later. This is my first time with a really young one I have two others that I got when they were older my north eastern wild turkey when she was four she is 5 1/2 now. I got my Spanish black When she was 7 months and she is a little under a year old now. How do you sex a turkey? I heard if its a meat turkey you half to at some point butcher them because they get so heavy they cant walk. But I heard the females don,t do that is that true I hope so Because then I hope its a female. It is a B.B. Bronze turkey about 5 weeks old Is this the kind that you have to eat. Thanks for the info.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Your poult is peeping because it's been moved and lost whatever family or siblings it had. You should always get at least two. Yours will be lonely. If it a BB it probably won't live long but probably longer than a tom.
     
  3. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok now I feel bad for it. And I feel bad because I hat seeing birds die or thinking that what I am eating was something I raised from a little baby and spent so much time with. But thanks a lot for the information.
     
  4. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it isn't very old socialize with it, even if he is older socializing will help him/her realize that you are his family and the peeping will subside. You might even end up with a very loyal and loving companion

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  5. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea my black spanish turkey is very lovable. Is that one in your house how do you keep it from pooping every where. I let my baby turkey in the house but I just have to clean up after it good thing their poops are tiny and they don't poo a lot.
     
  6. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That changes with age but even when they're bigger they don't poop a lot.
     
  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Really? My turkeys poop lots especially when they are on the roost.
     
  8. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't, especially my heritage birds, and our Black Spanish actually kind of keeps it in one spot to boot
     
  9. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black spanish and my eastern wild turkey don't poo a lot either
     
  10. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does your Black Spanish keep it in one spot or is that just a fluke on our part?
     

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