Poult Sounds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Mylied, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I’m curious about poult sounds. It’s my first time with turkeys, so I’m wondering about what they mean. I’m pretty good at interpreting my chicks sounds now.  So my 3, 2 week old poults have been making this popping/clicking sound. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? It’s kind of sharp sounding.

    What other sounds should I expect from them, besides the high pitched peeping they make when they can’t see each other?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    The popping clicking could be a respiratory problem or little toms trying to vocalize. Young poults mostly peep, a lot.
     
  3. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    It must be a tom then, because I'm sure it's not a respiratory problem. It only happens occasionally and it does sound like a vocalization. They do peep peep quite a lot. Especially my 1 week old poult. He/she is very spoiled though.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    My first batch of poults ever had two Narragansett that make a sound that was almost like a sneeze. Scared the heck out of me. About a week later they both started displaying as tiny toms after making the sound which I know now is a part of the toms display. They were the only two that displayed that young, they were about 3-4 weeks. Should be interesting to see if they start displaying for you.
     
  5. Aozora

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    I think it might be what I call the "bink" sound. They do that when they're startled or unsure about something. Even the adults will "bink" if they're faced with something new.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I'm curious, do you think you could make a video of the poult doing it? And BTW, congrats on you 5 year badge![​IMG]
     
  7. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I haven't seen any displaying yet. We shall see. The person I got them from did tell me something that I'm curious is true. She said if you balance them on your hand and they flip their tail up, they are a boy, and if they flip it down, they are a girl. Old wive's tale or not?
    It sounds like a weird popping sound to me. I might have to look up bink sound.
    Sure, I'll try to catch them in the act. :) Here's a pic of my 2 week old mottled black and one of the 3 week old bourbon reds. You think it really looks 3 weeks old or is it older? Seems really big, but I'm brand new to turkeys. (Plus my 1 week old silkie. I was taking a comparison pic between their sizes.) [​IMG]
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    They're really cute! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mylied

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    Well I got an audio clip of it, but I have no idea how to get it on here. I'll have to take a video later.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Cool! I haven't tried it, but I think you can upload an audio file to YouTube.
    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1696878?hl=en
     

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