Can you explain this girl's behavior?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Alluundra, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Alluundra

    Alluundra In the Brooder

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    We have (what we were told all 2 month old) Narragansett turkeys in a pen while the big pen is being finished. This white girl is new behavior. After doing this she hopped on top of the pen, defecated and hopped back down. Prior to the behavior in the video she only pecked at them.

     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    I guess I don't understand what behavior you are talking about. All I see is a hen bobbing her head back and forth trying to find an opening where she can peck at or get hold of a poult.
     
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    Alluundra In the Brooder

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    The noise she was making was new. Wasn't sure if it had any significance or just typical. Thank you for replying.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Looks, and sounds like aggression to me. When I introduce new poults it takes a few weeks of penning next to the adults before they accept them. Hens are worse, and sometimes relentless. Tom's sometimes will try to care for young poults.
     
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    sarcasm Chirping

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    That's what I call the "f u" noise, complete with accompanying upward head movement. She wants those poults to recognize her superior status, preferably by running away. If there were not a fence in the way, she'd peck them.
     
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