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First spring with Turkeys.. Molt? or breeding? or sick?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FLOWERPOT, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Jersey Buff hen has lost all her tail feathers, and some of the feathers on her back and side are loose and falling out.
    My tom has been displaying for a couple weeks now and I have never seen the hens show him any interest, so is she molting or breeding when I dont see them in action?
    The Narri hen is not loosing any feathers at all.
     
  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    more then likely the tom is tearing her up, from breeding?? You might need a saddle for her if she gets too tore up ?? GOODLUCK
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah feathers gone from back sounds like breeding action. Molt usually starts on breast and underside.
     
  4. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the help :0)
     

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