Girl turkey molting

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by gimmie birdies, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    I have a girl turkey who seems to be molting, is it normal for a girl to molt in March? She is about 2, or younger. I don't know for sure, some one gave her to me around Thanksgiving, and she was an adult. I have seen wild turkeys hanging out, could she be getting mated? Her feathers are missing on her upper back.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Any pictures?
     
  3. FredsGobblers

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    usually molt in fall. It is very possible she is being mated. Should be able to see bullseye after a few days if fertile eggs.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

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    No eggs yet.
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    I think she is molting because I recently turned off the light for the season, my other hens are molting also... dawnacus 566.jpg
     

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