Turkey hen is pacing fence and won't stop calling!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Wyo Chick, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I guess that is what she is doing while pacing the fince! I have had her for 2 weeks now. She has a nice big yard to peck around in. But does not seem to be happy. When I bought her she was with her 2 sisters in a snall pen with a top on it. I thought she would enjoy the open area. I also bought a tom with her and I have 19 chickens. I know it takes a while to get comfortable, but she won't stop pacing the fence and making noise. Any ideas?
     
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  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's mating season; she's calling for a Tom. She may stop in a few weeks, or maybe not.

    Kathy, Bellville TX
    www.CountryChickens.com
     
  3. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the Tom in the same area she is in?

    David
     
  4. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Tom in the yard with her. Does she want a better one?lol
     
  5. twotmama

    twotmama Out Of The Brooder

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    My turkey was doing about the same thing come to find out she wanted a better place to nest. Now she has her own personal box and she quit pacing: now she lays her egg everyday and goes about her business.
     
  6. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm perhaps. [​IMG]
    Are they both young?
     
  7. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    what kind of box did you build and where did you put it?
    yes, they are both young
     
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  8. twotmama

    twotmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Its a large milk crate on the ground low enough for her to reach, she's pretty big; with hay, no top in the corner for a little privacy away from the chickens. Nothing major its just the chickens nests are off the ground and smaller she wanted more room to move around and get comfortable.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    She can't go back to the place she came from! But she doesn't seem to understand that.[​IMG]

    After, I received info back about her needing to nest I went out and put a dog house ithat we haven't been using in her pen. I put fresh straw in it and suprise within 20 min. she had layed an egg in that dog house. I hope it works! Thanks for the advice.
     
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