How do you get the "Thanksgiving turkey" tail?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chicks R Friends NOT Food, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turkeys like to drag their tails around, they get all muddy and the ends get broken off. When Tom shows off, his tail looks pathetic. What can I do to keep their tails nice and get them to look like thanksgiving turkeys?
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I noticed when my two midget white toms circle around eachother and display, they take nips out of each other's tail feathers, and the girls sneak in to peck their butts, seems like just to irritate them. If I was going to try to show a tom, I think I would keep him alone in a pen with about six inches of shavings.... and smooth wall material, not wire.
     
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, you gotta keep them out of the mud.
     

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