why is my new turkey so loud

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by love2chicken, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a small turkey it's about 3-4 week old. it is the only one and it very loud PEEP PEEP PEEP so loud is it lonley or what please help do i need one more or is this normal. do you think it will be ready for turkey day thanks for your help
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    they are loud to start with, but yes it's calling for others. They are used to being in groups, so right now it's trying to locate it's family, basically feels lost like a new puppy whining for mama. It'll get over it, or you can get it some mates, but then you have a group of loud babies HAHA
     
  3. TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it's lonely. I would definately suggest getting another but if you absolutely can't, put a small mirror or stuffed animal with it to keep it company. [​IMG]
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    yep, even a chick from another breed/species will work in most cases.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of turkey is it? If it's heritage, I really don't think it will be ready by Thanksgiving. Plus if it's the only one, you'll fall in love and won't be able to do it...
     
  6. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    it is a bb bronze it is cute but i want to eat it so i am trying not to see it as cute just tasting good
     
  7. love2chicken

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    any idea how big it might be by nov will it be abour 12lbs please help thanks
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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