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lost chest feathers

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turksinmaine, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2016
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeon Girl Premium Member

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    How many did he lose, could you post a pic? They should grow back pretty quickly if they were ripped out
     
  3. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeon Girl Premium Member

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    Sounds painful. Hope they grow back soon
     
  5. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, me to
     
  6. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could always put him behind your stove for awhile or get him a heat lamp that might help keep him from getting too cold
     
  7. turksinmaine

    turksinmaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  8. SLovern0410

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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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