Hen hides when hearing Tom gobble

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by budgy, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. budgy

    budgy Just Hatched

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    I went on Youtube and played a clip of Toms gobbling. The 3-month-old hen ran away from me and hid between the hay stacks. She is very affectionate and sleeps on my right shoulder and lap. I'm afraid I have frightened her from humans.

    Are they scared of Toms at this age?
     
  2. broody rooster

    broody rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe just the fact that sound was sudden or unknown and might have spooked her kinda like the first time my dove heard a mourning dove she freaked out and tried to get away from the source of the noise hope this helps [​IMG] has she ever heard a tom before?
     
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  3. budgy

    budgy Just Hatched

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    THank you for your reply. Interesting you have a dove!! She is strictly human-raised; never seen a turkey in her life... just 2 meat chickens.
     

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