Loud Poult--why??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CYGChickies, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. CYGChickies

    CYGChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just purchased three Naragansette poults at a farmer's market and one of them is hollering up a storm. Is this indicative of gender or do I just have a noisy bossy baby?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Could just be that it is scared...and you have it in a new place away from where it is use to...I say give it a stuffed animal or one of your old T-shirts to snuggle with and let them adjust....Or it could just be a loud mouth...lol

    God Bless,
    Laura
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually if they're loud, something is wrong. Check your temperatures first, make sure its not too hot or too cold. Then, make sure it knows how to find the water and food.
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    If they are 2 hot they will try to lay as far away from the heat source and not near each other.
    If they are cold, they well huddle together near the heat source.

    For the first few days you can not only have their food in the feeder, but scatter some on the ground around the area, so they learn where to go.
     
  5. CYGChickies

    CYGChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got them home and put them in a rabbit hutch we just bought. The man at the feed store says I probably have one Tom and two hens by looking at their feathers. They haven't yelled since they got settled and they're fully feathered so I'm leaving them in the hutch I have them in overnight. Tomorrow I have someone coming to help with construction of chicken run so I'll have him fix up a place for my poults too. Thanks for the advice!
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    My 8 BBW are in the house in a brooder; if one or 2 escape I hear frantic peeping. Turkey peeping sounds different than chicks peeping. I know if someone needs help.
     
  7. CYGChickies

    CYGChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah Ive noticed they have a quiet little everyday peeping and then they have a louder five-syllabul peep when they find something to be unacceptable. This includes--but is not limited to--a stray breeze, a car in the driveway and my presence since to them I'm still a stranger. They have already gotten pretty ok with me being around until I have to change their food or water then they try to run through the back of the hutch and all three give me a little piece of their mind haha. I think they're doing well even though I had to rush out to nail a tarp around three sides of the hutch due to rain. When I got out there they were standing in the middle of the hutch without a drop of water on them--much smarter than I thought! I'm glad I bought month-old babies instead of hatchlings because they seem to be smarter and hardier.

    CYG
     
  8. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chicken hatch one of my turkey eggs. This little poult is always yapping away since day one. Goes around the yard making noise with or without "mom"........ lol. I think the poult likes hearing itself. The poult is about 1 1/2 months old by now and still carries on.... lol. Nothing wrong with the bird and it goes everywhere alone but makes sure it meets up with sibblings (chickens) every now and then. Funny bird.
     

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