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BBW male Turkey acting strange???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by realtreegirl, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. realtreegirl

    realtreegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have a 7 month old Tom and it has been very cold for close to a month now. Barely above 15 and dipping below 0. He has been acting off his normal behavior for about a week now. He is in strutting mode but just stands there almost all day. When he walks around he is slow and not much interested in amything. He is all puffed up snood long, neck red and puffed and head blue. He seems to be shivering at times and eats very little compared to what he usually does. Normally he come running when he sees you with food now he is the last to eat and just picks. He seems depressed. Could it just be the cold or is he sick? First time Turkey owner and I have no clue how the cold effects them. Thank you!
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 month old Broad Breasted White Tom. He is likely reaching the point where he can no longer sustain his weight.
     

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