hen turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeyman, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. turkeyman

    turkeyman Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a new hen and she seems fine but she does not roost but sits on the ground. my other turkeys fly across a dry creek but she cannot and has to walk across it. Why can she not fly?
     
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Have her wings been clipped or have they clipped the pin wing. If by chance they clipped it when she was little that would stop her from flying. Thats what I would think.
     
  3. turkeyman

    turkeyman Out Of The Brooder

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    her wings are not clipped
     
  4. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Im not sure then she just might be too young to fly and when she is ready she will...I hope she does . Mine are flying all over the place and they were born in May. I have palm turkeys...hope she figures it out soon.
     
  5. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    What kind of turkey hen is it?
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I'll bet her previous owner didn't allow her to fly. Was she free range at the place you bought her from? She may not have ever learned that she can fly. At night, when they go to roost, pick her up and put her on the roost with the other birds. She'll get the picture eventually.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Some heavy breeds like meat turkey's can't fly so hot either... she's not one of those is she?
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:That's true too! I didn't think about it when I gave you the advice about the roost. If she is a broad breasted white or bronze, don't put her high up on a roost. She'll hurt herself getting down.
     
  9. turkeyman

    turkeyman Out Of The Brooder

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    She was free range and is a heriage breed.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2007
  10. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    maybe she wasent alowed to fly at her old house.
     

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