Is this normal for poults?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by linsybird, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. linsybird

    linsybird Chirping

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    Hello everyone, I have a quick question about my turkey poult. He’s probably around 4 weeks old (not completely sure), and he seems to have a hard time taking car of his tail feathers. They’re raggedy and dirty. His other feathers are clean, and I frequently see him grooming himself. I have chickens too, and they don’t seem to have a problem keeping their tail feathers looking nice. Would this be considered ruffled feathers, or is that something else?
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Post photos so we can see what you are talking about.
     
  3. linsybird

    linsybird Chirping

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    Sorry, I though I did, but it completely slipped my mind!
     
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  5. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    It isn't unusual. Turkeys in general do not take as good care of their feathers and feet as do chickens.
     
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  6. linsybird

    linsybird Chirping

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    Thank you! This guy has had a rough time since I got him, so I'm a little paranoid when it comes to his health.
     
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