We studied whether using autonomous recording units (songmeters) would allow a way to study gobbling activity. We found that using songmeters allowed collection of a ton of gobbling data, and that gobbles could be teased out using software. However, sorting through the data required an enormous amount of time, and the software had a hard time distinguishing gobbles from sounds like as crow calls. We recommended that future studies adjust study designs or alter methods to improve the collection and processing of gobbling data.
We used GPS data from brooding hens to describe their movements and