Quiet Turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mini_mull, May 10, 2011.

  1. mini_mull

    mini_mull Hatching

    Jan 11, 2009
    I was wondering if one breed of turkeys is more quiet than another? I'd love to wake up to a gobble, but I live in a neighborhood where roos are forbidden for fear of noise, so I need to either just raise them and process before they start gobbling or raise a quieter breed. Any ideas?


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  2. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Songster

    Jun 24, 2010
    Bedford co. PA
    negative. If you have adult toms in the spring. theyre gonna gobble their fool heads off. if you get poults now, and butcher this fall. youd probably do alright.
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    and hens in breeding state are VERY noisy also. I agree with the poults, but I have a Midget White poult right now, oh, about three months old or so, starting to make the same noise as a breeding hen. kyuck kyuck kyuck... just saying... Four turkeys in my back yard are noisier than a hundred young chickens growing out, not yet laying, or crowing. I'm zoned for the turkeys, but not the chickens. (Zoning ordinance says "Four non-crowing poultry) Plus I keep lovebirds which I am allowed, and they are noisy as all get out. Who cares about a couple baby chicks peeping every now and then. Hear that? That's my tom gobbling for no reason at 6:17 am. Oh, and they also gobble if someone's car alarm goes off, they hear a siren in the distance, or someone slams a door, or the neigbhor turns on a light at night to use the restroom in the middle of the night. Just saying... might want to go with butterball until you are zoned for them.
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Mine gobble when they hear wild geese or ducks, which is pretty often since I live between a whole bunch of lakes, with all kinds of wetlands around.

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