Are these elbow joints?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MsMoss, May 8, 2011.

  1. MsMoss

    MsMoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I saw a big bump on one of the turkey's wings, and I noticed one of them had two of the same bumps, and then so did some others, but some of the turkey's bumps are under feathers and some are not and are clearly visible unless you stroke bath the feathers a bit..


    Dad says it's just their elbow and it's fine, nothing wrong with the turkey, but I've never noticed this before, and I asked him if it's their elbow then what happened to the feathers that were covering it, and my dad said I don't know, maybe it's always been like that and you just didn't notice, only it's not always been like that. If it's just fine then why are some of the turkey's bumps under feathers and then some aren't , what happened to the feathers?


    At first I thought they got to close to a light bulb and got burnt, because they can touch the light bulb, least for now because my dad's gonna get the deeper box out today, and hopefully it'll allow the light bulb to be near them but not so near they can touch it like now.



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    This is pretty blurry but you can still tell its the same bump.

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    Last edited: May 8, 2011
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Normal.
     
  3. MsMoss

    MsMoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great to know, but why do some have feathers covering it an some don't?
     
  4. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure if its normal or not but i have some that look about the same age as yours and they jump on each other somewhat often.
    Sib
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  6. MsMoss

    MsMoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad changes it every day, but this pic was taken before it was changed.

    the lil buggers sure do like to poop tons though huh?[​IMG]
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  8. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look very cute. You sure seem like your enjoying them. [​IMG]
     
  9. MsMoss

    MsMoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am enjoying them immensely thank you MissTurkey.
     

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