I have found my Toms can get pretty beat up looking in the spring. ( well this time of year one).
I worried about it last year, I am not going to worry this year. Wild turkeys must do the same thing and I see wild Toms hanging together.
Last year one of them had such a bruised scabbed over head I thought he had blackhead, until I read more about blackhead.
I have decided I am going to give Sidekick 3 hens of his own this year. JJ will have 8. Sidekick is a self blue so I will give him the blue hen I have and 2 self blues. I will be over run with self blue poults. But hopefully they will sell.
Memphis Wanna come visit? Its a balmy -19.9 right now here. And the turkeys except for Ethel and one other hen are all outside. They must really hate the turkey house to not be in it tonight. I did throw them some shell corn again for the carbs to burn.
When it gets this cold I do not worry about the harmful aspects of shell corn, I worry more about them having enough carbs and calories to burn and stay warm.