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What does this behavior mean?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by acw13, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. acw13

    acw13 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2015
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Tom's do that when they want to fight, that's aggressive behavior.
  3. teria

    teria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2015
    Salem Utah
    If you're talking about the deep swallowing, my guess is that turkeys hold their breath a bit when they puff up, and it may just be that it's harder to swallow when you're holding your breath. Our Tom always did that when he was trying to impress the Jenny. He would puff up, strut around, and go "pftt" a lot. Sometimes he would stomp, too. She was unimpressed.

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