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burping toms?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Dust Bunny, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Dust Bunny

    Dust Bunny Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is up with my toms? They inflate like balloons! I can press on their chests and make them belch, and then they immediately start to swallow air to replace the belched up air, I think they blow up their croups, why?
  2. SaraF

    SaraF Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2010
    They fill up with air to make themselves look bigger. They often do it when struting, and it gives their breast a larger apperance.
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2008
    Could also have to do with the drumming... toms make this Pfff noise.
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    yep, both replies are on the spot with this, unless he look ill or any problems, it's just tom behavior.
    They are arrogant birds, have to be the biggest and baddest on the farm, LOL
  5. Dust Bunny

    Dust Bunny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats crazy funny, silly boys [​IMG]

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