My baby turkey cant peep!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by S&SPoultryExchange, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. S&SPoultryExchange

    S&SPoultryExchange Songster

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    I have gotten a baby broad brested bronze from a guy I bought some full grown royal palms from. He let us have this turkey to try to nurse it kinda. For some reason the turkey cant make any noise at all. It trys to but all you can hear is the air coming from it. I have never seen anything like this and I was wondering if someone can help us out on this.

    Thanks
    S & S Poultry Exchange
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I have to say that after raising a batch of poults, I actually envy you your silent bird. Mine peeped incessantly and many times I wanted to throttle them all.
     
  3. toredano

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    Wow.. be glad.. lol

    A silent turkey poult is a blessing .None of the Peep peep peep stuff.
    As for the silence...Could be anything or alot of things.
    Maybe a birthdefect, tumor sitting on vocal cords. Maybe he was born without vocal cords.
    Not sure but I would love for mine to shut up and just be a good little turkey for once.
     
  4. S&SPoultryExchange

    S&SPoultryExchange Songster

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    now the little poult cant walk. one of his legs are practically backwards.
     
  5. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
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    Sounds like it was born with multiple birth defects.
    you may want to think of the kindest solution soon.
     
  6. S&SPoultryExchange

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    Quote:yea im not the one that has the problem with that, its my girlfriend. Ive already tried explaining to her that it would be better off.
     

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