Bald turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by beerman, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, went to feed the birds today and saw 2 of my Narragansett toms had lost their feathers on their breasts. They are about 9 months old and the other tom and 3 hens are fine. Would they be molting this time of year?
    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep they are molting
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Is there a fence that they are rubbing up against or do they sleep on the ground?

    Steve
     
  4. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they sleep on a wood ladder or on the ground. They go in the coop sometimes. I have spots outside and inside for them.
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    If they sleep on the ground alot of times they will rub the feathers off their breast area, If they are molting you will see alot of feathers on the ground and they would be loosing them all over.

    Steve
     
  6. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah its probably how they sleep. Mine sleeps on the wood floor but isnt missing any so maybe its possible its starting to molt but maybe not
     

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