Baby turkey loosing chest feathers

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

  1. EldritchAcres

    EldritchAcres In the Brooder

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    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
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