I wanted to start a thread that explains what different turkey noises mean!! The longer I have turkeys, the more distinctive differences I can hear in their sounds... (it's a little frightening actually, that I'm starting to 'read' what they're communicating!). But, for example, sometimes the hens will *trill* softly ... does anyone know what that sound means? And sometimes, especially at night when he hops up on the roost, the turkey tom will emit a burp or something like a growl from his beak. Just once. It's a weird sound and it took me a while to realize it was coming from him! But now that I've heard it I've noticed he does that on a number of occasions. They also crack me up -- if I have to pick them up and carry them for any reason (one hand clamped on wings, my other arm around their body), both hens and toms will suddenly sound like they have asthma. I think it must be a stress noise, but suddenly they breathe really loudly as if their nose got stuffed up, and they never breathe that way normally when walking around. I thought maybe I was squeezing them too hard or something, but I've noticed they do it regardless of how I hold them. Anyone have similar experiences?