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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-04-2020, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone else fascinated by hen noises?

The thunder of a gobble gets my blood pumping, but the hens are what tell me temperature of the woods.

I don't know about anyone else, but I absolutely love the pitch, range, dynamics and inflection of hen chatter. They just make so many cool sounds and can command so much turkey traffic - attracting lovesick gobblers, alerting for danger, regrouping a spooked flock, corralling the gang when it's time to fly up for the night - that they really are just fun to hear in their own right.

Is anyone else as intrigued by hen talk?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-04-2020, 05:39 AM
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neat video. I also like to hear hens talking. had them around my deer stand several times and loved to hear them . also like to hear the gobblers gobbling early in the morning. thanks for posting the video.
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neat video. I also like to hear hens talking. had them around my deer stand several times and loved to hear them . also like to hear the gobblers gobbling early in the morning. thanks for posting the video.
The Fall hen flocks are always a treat, even more so when you hear them coming before you see them, scratch the understory and foraging along while you sit in that deer stand. Another one that's fascinating is when they cluck so quietly that you can't even hear her chatter, but you see her beak moving and the gobblers thunder back. That happened during my Spring hunt this past season.

For the record, I don't know who that guy in the video is or how/why on earth that hen flew up to him, but I was completely fascinated by her vocalizations. Very cool to hear the ones under her talking back, too.
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All turkey talk is fascinating but hen talk is a key to a gobbler for sure

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Domesticated turkeys. Great video for the soft stuff. They're very content, lol.

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Every day I am intrigued by the hens and thier talk. Perhaps 40 in my flock that are a real hoot. The Toms have a full vocabulary as well. Perhaps 40 Toms in my flock that seem to make new to me sounds weekly.

That hen wanted to peck his shiny eyeballs. If anyone ever has a bird that close to your face be ready for it.

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Every day I am intrigued by the hens and thier talk. Perhaps 40 in my flock that are a real hoot. The Toms have a full vocabulary as well. Perhaps 40 Toms in my flock that seem to make new to me sounds weekly.

That hen wanted to peck his shiny eyeballs. If anyone ever has a bird that close to your face be ready for it.
That was the first thing that crossed my mind when she cocked her head back and started looking at him real hard!
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I was checking traps at around 430 am a week ago in an area that has held a flock of about 100 birds since november.
There was a roosted hen yelping and cutting excitedly for about 5 mins. I don't know what was going on there but she did or didnt like something a whole lot. I would assume she was getting harrassed by a fisher or coon ,but who knows. She still had a couple hours to wait till it got light.
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Domesticated turkeys. Great video for the soft stuff. They're very content, lol.
I figure as much, or just extremely habituated birds, but I just love how noisy they are. The one hanging out with him was just great.
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She thought he was as George Jefferson said A jive turkey!
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