Turkey crow collar?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BReeder!, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

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    I have seen people who have success with crow collars on roosters. I am wondering if it would work on a tom turkey to keep gobbling to a minimum. We have a 1/3 acre lot with neighbors on both sides and behind us. I have 4 turkeys growing out right now. I would like to keep a tom if I could to breed them next year. I just cannot torture my neighbors with a gobbling turkey, or else they will torture me.
     
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  2. R2elk

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    If you can't have a tom turkey gobbling all the time, invite him to dinner his first Thanksgiving. I have never heard of a crow collar for turkeys and hope they never make one. I would consider it cruel punishment. You are better off without tom turkeys if you and your neighbors can't tolerate the gobbling.
     
  3. BReeder!

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    To be clear, I could tolerate gobbling. I would even enjoy it. I just don't think the neighbors would tolerate it. I have seen a rooster with a crow collar and it didn't seem bothered by it at all. Perhaps if it wasn't properly fitted it would be a problem. I appreciate the opinion for sure though, and I certainly do not want to treat any animal cruelly.
     
  4. memphis

    memphis Free Ranging

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    Crowing & gobbling are instinctive behaviors. It has biological meaning for these birds. Any attempt to quell their natural calls would be cruel & make for one frustrated bird. I agree with R2elk....cruel punishment.
     
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  5. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

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    While I appreciate the opinion of those who are against crow collars, I do want to know if anybody had actually tried using a crow collar on turkeys.
     
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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Are you allowed to keep poultry and more specifically roosters where you live? If you are allowed to keep roosters then a turkey tom’s gobbling won’t be prohibited.
     
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  7. BReeder!

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    I am allowed to keep poultry and have a permit for them. However roosters are prohibited. Toms are not specified. I am trying to keep the neighbors happy as we get along with them and are trying to keep it that way.
     
  8. R2elk

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    This is the only other reference that a google search turned up, that is other than the idiot on YouTube claiming his Turken is half turkey.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/can-you-put-a-sound-collar-on-a-turkey.1210580/
     
  9. BReeder!

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    :lau
     
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  10. memphis

    memphis Free Ranging

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    BReeder...I can certainly understand. I have city turkeys. So far only hens tho....
     
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