tom does not gobble??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by julieschickens, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. julieschickens

    julieschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    i bought a BR tom. he is strutting but has not made any sound at all. i have had him 2 weeks. he is in with 4 others that i am hoping and assuming are hens. when will he gobble and do they sometimes not gobble at all? he came from a man who had 3 toms in the pen together and mine was the smallest. his other 2 were gobbling away. thanks for an input
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My toms gobble a lot, and nearly always respond when I "gobble" to them. The lower ranking tom gobbles far less, sometimes not at all in my presence. It may just take a while for him to get used to his surroundings.
     
  3. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours gobble when there gobbled at too. Also if I tap on a piece of wood or one of the vehicles. It seems thump thump thump gets em going. I do it just to hear them. They do it on their own too but not constantly.
    Perhaps now that breeding season is coming yours will start.
     

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