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Tom Turkey Question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by quailmale, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    I have never raised Turkeys till this year, I have 1 RP Tom and 3 RP Hens & 1 Bronze Hen hatched in early May.
    Question: Is it normal for the Tom to Gobble at any and every noise it hears even though it's only Fall ? I would understand it in the Spring. I have never heard a wild Tom Gobble in the woods in the fall thats why I'm asking, Thanks [​IMG]
     

  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:My Toms gobble at everything, including the radio when I have it on while I'm cleaning the chicken houses and coops.
     
  3. crj

    crj Songster

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    My tom gobbles all the time. He will do it when someone comes over or if something isn't right. If there is a loud noise he will gobble or if he wants your attention. Yep, pretty common.... lol.
     
  4. wolfie115

    wolfie115 In the Brooder

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    My BBW tom gobbles at everything. Whether it'll be a cellphone going off or if someone barks at him he'll gobble. As far as I know it's pretty normal.
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

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    Yes, it's true [​IMG] They gobble at any noise it seems like!! But I enjoy going out and gobbling at my toms just to get them going [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I love to hear them gobble. I talk to them just to hear them gobble at me. [​IMG]
     
  7. crj

    crj Songster

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    Quote:LOL! I do too [​IMG]
     

  8. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    About a week ago Central Florida had a Tropical Storm that dumped 11 inchs of rain on us and at 1 oclock in the morning everytime it would thunder my Tom would Gobble, the thunder didn't wake me-his Gobble did. He really lets go when that stupid ice cream truck comes thru the neighborhood playing "It's a small small world " out of his loud speaker.[​IMG]
     
  9. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    My toms are my backup singers. If I'm home alone and working outside I often sing. The toms come in on the chorus.

    And for any other reason and for no reason at all too. A tom must gobble or burst!
     

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