help with legs of our turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by meschott, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. meschott

    meschott New Egg

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    Hi,
    We have two turkeys Ozzie and Harriat that are about 4 months old. We have raised chickens for a while but these are our first turkeys. the problem is that the hens legs have recently started turning in. It doesnt look like the splayed leg pictures i have seen posted. Her feet are coming together so she almost steps on one or the other when she walks and she cant seem to support herself very well on them now. It has happened rather rapidly too. here is a picture of what they look like. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of turkey? sounds like a broad breasted or the like. just outgrowing their legs. vitamins and minerals help but i think you need to do that earlier on... more experienced people will chime in i'm sure
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a broad breasted bronze! Were they started on a 28-30% protien feed? Should be on 20-24% feed now. That is a problem with them and they are usually slaughtered between 4-6 months. BBB's are not good pets depending on genetics.
     

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