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Suggestions for best turkey hen saddle?

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One of my black Spanish turkey hen is getting some moderate scratches on a bald patch under her wing. I noticed her "crying" as the tom was mating her, which was unusual. I had a close look at her and found the wounds. I have only a trio of turkeys and do not want to separate the tom so does anyone have any opinions on the best brand of hen saddle to use for turkeys?


Edited by Missi - 5/4/16 at 3:45am
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I have no experience with hen saddles. We trim spurs and nails on the toms in the spring and it can help cut down on side wounds. It's a normal part of mating for the hen to make a high pitch squeal during mating.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I have no experience with hen saddles. We trim spurs and nails on the toms in the spring and it can help cut down on side wounds. It's a normal part of mating for the hen to make a high pitch squeal during mating.

It's not the normal squeal. It's a distressed cry. Like when chicks in a brooder are too cold, only louder.

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Check with Auroradream26. She makes saddles and has turkeys.
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