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Help! BB turkeys losing breast feathers!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Birdmaster8, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Birdmaster8

    Birdmaster8 Out Of The Brooder

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    So recently I noticing my 5 month old white BB turkeys had lost/are losing there breast feathers. At first I thought maybe they were just outgrowing their feathers but idk if that is even possible :/ It appears they are lice/parasite free. I have noticed they do spend most of their time sitting.....
    I'm just hoping it's nothing to serious :/
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some of my mature toms will lose all their breast feathers too over the summer, it's from sitting on the ground and breaking off the feathers I believe, so it would probably happen to BB too.
     
  3. Birdmaster8

    Birdmaster8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks :) Do you have any tips to fix this? Or do you think it will go away over time?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    They regrow after a fall molt, not much you can do until then. From now until Fall turkeys will get pretty ratty looking with broken feathers from laying down, mating and even fighting.
     
  5. Birdmaster8

    Birdmaster8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh... Well these turkeys will be processed in August....(I'm taking them to my local fair...)
     

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