Every morning after I let our Rhode Island Reds out of their hen house, I pause for several minutes at dawn to listen for turkeys talking to each other on the roost. Some mornings I hear turkeys and some I don't.
On Friday, I didn't hear any turkeys so I did a few chores, but right before I was to go inside I heard what I thought was a turkey near the chicken run. Walking to the run, I heard Johnny, our beta cockerel who has had a head cold for several weeks, clucking just like a wild turkey.
To my surprise, turkeys began answering Johnny about 100 yards behind the run. Johnny replied back and a conversation ensued. Johnny and his voice have not been right since his head cold and the poor boy has had trouble ridding himself of his malady. I wonder if other folks have heard chickens and turkeys communicating?