Lump on Turkey's neck

jimi79

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Oct 18, 2020
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I was petting our young Eastern Wild Tom and noticed a small lump just at the base of the neck. It didn't seem to bother him just never noticed it before. I checked out 2 other EW and they do not have the same lump, they are hens though. About 2 months old. A bit hard to see in the pics but it is firm and dry, like dry skin looking. Should we be concerned?
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jimi79

In the Brooder
Oct 18, 2020
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Thanks all for the quick replies, he is very healthy and active. Our first turkeys so just figured better to ask just then to be unsure.
 

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I was petting our young Eastern Wild Tom and noticed a small lump just at the base of the neck. It didn't seem to bother him just never noticed it before. I checked out 2 other EW and they do not have the same lump, they are hens though. About 2 months old. A bit hard to see in the pics but it is firm and dry, like dry skin looking. Should we be concerned? View attachment 2389727
As others have pointed out, it is the start of a beard. Some hens and all toms can grow beards.
 

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