Baby turkey questions.

quails-101

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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.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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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.
 

quails-101

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Apr 16, 2016
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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.
 

Turkey parents

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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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quails-101

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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.
 

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