Broody turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cece119, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. cece119

    cece119 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this broody hen & I went to check on her today & I noticed some missing feathers. Then I saw this. Does anyone know what it could be? [​IMG]
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a tom?
     
  3. pooders poultry

    pooders poultry New Egg

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    Yes, your Tom is aggressive when mating with the hen, I've Justin's literally kill hens during mating, you can buy a turkey saddle on eBay for very little to protect the delicate skin on her back and sides. I have 75 turkeys and checked hens frequently and when I notice they. Are getting scrapped up by the toms nails I put one on her.they work amazingly. Hope this helps
     
  4. cece119

    cece119 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. I have 4 other hens but she is the only one that can't get out of the pen. She is really big & can't fly. We actually thought she was a tom at first.
     
  5. pooders poultry

    pooders poultry New Egg

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    My hens are allowed to free roam during the day but locked up at night, right now until more saddles arrive I have my toms separated from the hens which isn't easy task lolol. You should put a salve on your girls spot.I use bag balm use can get it most anywhere and it's great from diaper rash to using on any type of animals. Have a great day and God bless
     

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