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Help! BB turkeys losing breast feathers!!!!

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So recently I noticing my 5 month old white BB turkeys had lost/are losing there breast feathers. At first I thought maybe they were just outgrowing their feathers but idk if that is even possible hmm.png It appears they are lice/parasite free. I have noticed they do spend most of their time sitting.....
I'm just hoping it's nothing to serious hmm.png
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Some of my mature toms will lose all their breast feathers too over the summer, it's from sitting on the ground and breaking off the feathers I believe, so it would probably happen to BB too.
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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

Some of my mature toms will lose all their breast feathers too over the summer, it's from sitting on the ground and breaking off the feathers I believe, so it would probably happen to BB too.
Ok thanks smile.png Do you have any tips to fix this? Or do you think it will go away over time?
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They regrow after a fall molt, not much you can do until then. From now until Fall turkeys will get pretty ratty looking with broken feathers from laying down, mating and even fighting.
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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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

They regrow after a fall molt, not much you can do until then. From now until Fall turkeys will get pretty ratty looking with broken feathers from laying down, mating and even fighting.
Oh... Well these turkeys will be processed in August....(I'm taking them to my local fair...)
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