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post #11 of 14

So Toms loose feathers off of their bellies also?  I thought loosing belly feathers was a sign of a broody hen?  I am about to buy a tom turkey and they say he is loosing his belly feathers... makes me worried he is a hen.

Jeanine

Me, DH, 3 DDs, 1 DS, 21 Chickens, 3 Ducks, 3 Turkeys, 1 Cat, now researching rabbits, guard dogs and heritage turkeys.  Maybe bees next.
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Me, DH, 3 DDs, 1 DS, 21 Chickens, 3 Ducks, 3 Turkeys, 1 Cat, now researching rabbits, guard dogs and heritage turkeys.  Maybe bees next.
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post #12 of 14

A mature Tom will have no feathers on the upper neck, a big dangly snood,large fleshy neck caruncles and will probably puff up and strut when it sees you.   OOPs--put post on the wrong thread SORRY


Edited by longranger - 4/12/10 at 11:41am
One DW, one DD, one DS, 6 Dogs, 1 Cat, about 30 chickens and gulp 30++ Turkeys. Need head examined even though I am very happy.
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One DW, one DD, one DS, 6 Dogs, 1 Cat, about 30 chickens and gulp 30++ Turkeys. Need head examined even though I am very happy.
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post #13 of 14

sounds like he is rubbing his chest up and down the fence ,trying to strut his stuff, that wire  will take feathers off quick!! try a soild board  maybe he will stay off the wire!    my guess?   if you want to show turkeys no wire pens!!!        TOM!!


Edited by turkey guru - 4/12/10 at 11:43am
post #14 of 14

Hi, I was looking for an answer from someone! I have a Royal Palm hen that sat on eggs for over 2 months. She is bald from her legs to her mid section. I am wondering why and what I can do. If you had gotten any info please e-mail me at nhbradley@yahoo.com   Thank you!!

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