Is there such a thing as a frizzle turkey?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Moonwalker, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And are these Naragansett, BBB or what?
    I thought Narragansett, but now I'm not so sure....
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    Only one has the frizzle feathers, so I'm not sure if it's natural or what
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  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, what a strange thing! I've never heard of a frizzled turkey...ut who knows anything is possible I guess! [​IMG]
     
  3. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    whered you get those chicks? the colored ones?
     
  4. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The colored chicks are sold by Ideal around Easter
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is considered a defect on a turkey. Sometimes it is genetic, other times related to nutrition. What level of protein do you have the turkeys on? They need much higher protein than chickens for proper plumage development.

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  6. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have been on a 20% chick starter. Should it be higher?
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The game bird ration we use is 30% protein for the 1st 6 weeks. They are then changed to a flight conditioner or grower ration which are both around 20-22% protein until point of lay.

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  8. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so should I look for a higher % feed now? They are 4 weeks old today
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I probably would if I were you. I would recommend mixing it with the lower protein feed, so not to shock their system by changing it suddenly. Keep them on it a couple extra weeks (up to 8 weeks old) and they should recover fine as they go through some more moults.

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  10. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was told that 20/21% would be ok for them. I will have to check the CoOp because that's the highest TSC has.
     

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