Defensive Mother Turkey Herds Chicks With Just The Sound Of Her Voice

Protective turkey mom senses danger and goes immediately into action. Listen closely for the sound she makes to alert her chicks something might be wrong.

The family is out for a stroll, pecking on some snacks left by their friendly human neighbor Tara Dodd when all of a sudden, mommy turkey senses something is wrong. She makes a subtle call in her throat and, whoosh, her babies dive for the tall grass at the side of the road.

The moment is short, and eventually, she gives the all-clear and lets her babies know everything is fine and they go on their way. But their reaction to her danger call was immediate and impressive. We’ve never heard a sound like it, but it definitely sounds like a mom protecting her babies.