Baby turkey loosing chest feathers

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by EldritchAcres, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. EldritchAcres

    EldritchAcres In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2018
    Hello all!

    First time raising turkeys and mine are about 4 weeks old. I have 2 of them on pine shavings in a brooder, no wires. The one is starting to loose his chest feathers and feathers in other random places. The only thing I can think of is they are growing big and frequently try to jump out of the brooder. Any other ideas as to what this can be? What can I do to help the poor baby?

  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

    Jun 10, 2013
    He may be going thru one of the several molts before they get adult feathers. Or make sure the other is not picking a few and eating them
    R2elk likes this.

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