I confused the poor chick.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Skyesrocket, May 21, 2008.

  1. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I had one turkey chick and one turken chick that were the same size so I have kept the two of them in the same brooder. They are about 3 weeks old now....and the turken is making turkey sounds....you know, the quiet peeeep....peeeep that baby turkeys make when they are looking for mom?
    I didn't mean to confuse the poor thing. But I have the feeling that this one will end up rooming with the turkies in the barn when they are old enough.
    I have 24 turkey eggs in the incubator now that are due to hatch this Saturday. I think they are destined to have a turken buddy. [​IMG]
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    A good identity crisis for the Turken will keep him/her on the toes won't it?

    I have a SLW that thinks she is a parrot and an Ameraucana that thinks she is a lapdog. [​IMG]
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
  4. Peeps

    Peeps In the Brooder

    May 12, 2008
    Isn't it funny that they can mimic other bird sounds? I live in an area with tons of quail. My banty cochin roo mimics the quail sound perfectly! When he first started doing it I thought some quail got in the run with my chickens. It took me a few days to figure out it was him. LOL!
  5. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Castroville, Texas
    Quote:Same thing here! I had 3 banties hatch on the same day as my quail chicks so they all got brooded together. Now the salmon favorelles and black cochin think they are quail! The bobwhites and manchurians cuddle right up with them and all try to make the "bobwhite" whistle! They even try to fly in the grower pen with the quail though it's more of a hop *thud*.
  6. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I think it's cute the way that the turken and turkey have bonded. There is no doubt that they are best buddies.
    Looks like my chicken isn't the only one confused!

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