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depressed turkey?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by littlefarm31, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. littlefarm31

    littlefarm31 Hatching

    Sep 5, 2013
    I have a pet turkey and she is very people friendly and loves hugs and attention. She is about 4 to 6 months old. We got her with a chicken that she was bonded to but we lost her and many other chicks to a fisher cat over the summer. I thought she wouldve acted sad then bit she seemed fine. Until a week or so she started acting differently. I thought it was just because she missed my boyfriend who started working a lot more and wasn't there during chore time but he had last week off he spent a lot of time with her and that didn't seem to perk her up. She doesn't stand as tall in the pen and doesn't run around as much and just seems really frumpy. Could she be sick? She doesn't have fluid coming out of her nose and her eyes are clear and her skin is still pink. She eats fine haven't been paying attention to her bowl movements. I just don't like seeing her not like herself. Any help would be great thanks
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Sumi's advice, good luck to you.
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] - hope the turkey folks can help you out.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] I think she misses bird companionship - the turkey section is probably the best place to ask how to introduce a new bird(s) without bloodshed & what age it should be
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012

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