lost chest feathers

turksinmaine

Chirping
May 28, 2015
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I have a tom turkey, 8 months old that lost its chest feathers. the reason is I feel from the fresh snow we got lately. probably laid down for a period, well the rest is self explanatory.
Anyhow the problem is that it is cold here and he is shivering. what can I do? and will his feathers grow back quickly? anybody that can respond with some options greatly appreciated. don't want him become ill or be so uncomfortable.
 
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turksinmaine

Chirping
May 28, 2015
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both sides of the chest, guessing 3-4 inches down and all the way across is bare.kind of hard with thwe angle unless I put him up on something.and he is one of my larger ones, but I will see what I can do. thanks for responding. and yes they were ripped out.
 

Lozuufy

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both sides of the chest, guessing 3-4 inches down and all the way across is bare.kind of hard with thwe angle unless I put him up on something.and he is one of my larger ones, but I will see what I can do. thanks for responding. and yes they were ripped out.

Sounds painful. Hope they grow back soon
 

turksinmaine

Chirping
May 28, 2015
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no, heat lamps, wood buildings, adult turkeys. Not a comfortable trio. guess I will have to wait for feathers to re grow and monitor the bird.
 

SLovern0410

Hatching
Jun 1, 2016
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My Tom is 4yrs. old, and he has lost all his chest feathers. There a lot of pieces (over an inch) sticking out, should I remove them or will the new feathers push them out?
 

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