took away the turkey TV and now I think my Tom is sad....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AHappychick, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    Ok I have a mixed pair of turkeys and they are awesome. This summer I kept a quail hutch by my back poarch and the tom would often sit on the ledge and watch them. Well it is not draft free so I moved them (under his watchful eye) to my winter cages. Problem is those cages are in the front of the house where he does not go.

    Now I see him staring into an empty cage, and i think he thinks I hurt them or does not understand why I took them away.

    he sits by the empty cage as he did when it had 4 quail in it and seems to be looking for them.

    Should I pick him up (no easy feat) and take him to see them in their new home? do you think that would help him to understand that they are ok and just in a different place, am I being silly?
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    It is worth a try! Poor lonely Tom
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    well he isn't lonely in the sense that he has a mate and lots of silkies he plays with and also 10 BBW that he reigns over. But I do think I might take him to my other hutch and show him that his little buddies are still here. He is so big though that it is gonna be fun trying to pick him up [​IMG]
  4. Turkeys are creatures of habit from what I have seen in ours. It may take them awhile to get something into that brain but once it's there it stays.

    Steve in NC
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    That is actually sweet. I have a friend who's Tom ran off a goose on her nest to take it over-For 2 weeks he sat on it! We she took the eggs and threw them away-they were bad eggs-unfertilized-he was lost for days-she put fake ones out there and he hopped right on them for a few days! every once in a while he climbs back on that nest for a few days.funniest thing to see with a 50lb turkey

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