Talking Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ninjapoodles, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    My husband took his wild turkey call down into the basement brooder with the (almost) month-old turkey poults today. It was hilarious. It's a scratchy-box-looking thing, and on one side you can make the call of a hen, and the other side is supposed to sound more like a tom, and you do different stuff to make different calls (signals/language).

    Anyway, the funniest thing was, even though these babies have never laid eyes on a "mama" turkey, when Alex made the hen-clucking sound on his call, it was like turkey-hypnosis! They all relaxed, and their eyes started getting droopy wherever they stood/roosted, until they were asleep--even though they'd been running around eating just a minute before. I wish I had a picture, but I was being really still and quiet so as not to spoil the effect!

    But 2 seconds of the "tom" sound, and BAM! WAKE-UP CALL! They all got really agitated, enough so that I didn't let him do it for more than a few seconds. And to me, the calls sound almost exactly the same; the tom one is just deeper.

    The calls had the same effect every time we tried them. It was fascinated. Highly recommended cheap entertainment!
     
  2. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must get a turkey caller. I must get one now. I must learn how to use it.

    That has to be the most awesome thing I've heard all day. Onward to ebay [​IMG]
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omni, just play the sounds off your computer! LOL

    Well, I guess that would only work if the turkeys are near your computer.

    We were going to record some calls onto Adam's cell phone off the computer and play them around the turkey pen to see what happens. LOL

    -Kim
     
  4. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a huge hatch of poults coming up next week, but I want all of them out in the barn as fast as possible. Being able to use different calls would be a lot of fun. I never even thought about it so I'm browsing the internet to see what sort of mothering sounds they make.

    I predict lots of fun next week if I can win an auction and learn how to use it fast enough [​IMG]
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I'll take my little Flip-cam down there and record it tomorrow when I have time. It's truly hilarious.
     

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