Royal Palm Tom won't shut up!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AnimalAddict, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. AnimalAddict

    AnimalAddict In the Brooder

    I have a tom who is a little less than a year old. I've had him and a hen since they were about a week old. He's very friendly and attached to people. They free range along with my 6 peacocks and some chickens. He is obsessed with us. He sits by the windows and doors waiting for us to come outside. Now that it's spring my hen wanders off during the day and the peacocks roost in the shade near the barn, but he walks around the house from door to window gobbling non-stop until someone will go outside with him. My neighbor who is 10 acres away is complaining (long story, we have an on-going feud because his hounds bark 24 hrs a day so now he wants to complain about my gobbler). Anyway, is there anything I can do to shut him up? Besides put him in the freezer! I can let him in the house & he'll shut up, but I don't want him in here all day! He's driving me nuts!

  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Songster 5 Years

    Jun 10, 2013
    Get him a few more hens.

    He sounds lonely.
  3. AnimalAddict

    AnimalAddict In the Brooder

    Lol, thank you ... That's kind of what I was afraid to hear. I'm not sure I can handle more turkeys. So far they are the noisiest & neediest of all my animals! But I think you are probably right. Unfortunately I think no matter how many hens he has, he thinks he's one of the dogs and belongs in the house with us.
  4. memphis

    memphis Crowing 5 Years

    Aug 6, 2012
    Turkeys will bond strongly to humans. But I agree with Feedman. A few girlfriends would help!

  5. ParadiseFarms

    ParadiseFarms Hatching

    Mar 22, 2012
    Maple Falls Wa
    Your neighbor lives 10 acres away and is complaining! I think your neighbor needs a girlfriend.
  6. Weehopper

    Weehopper Songster

    Feb 26, 2015
    Ayup. Sounds like it to me too. Lol

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