Molting already???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by crj, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Bronze turkeys 2 hens and a tom. I noticed that one hen was losing a lot of feathers and now the other 2 are dropping feathers. I know it's been super hot here but I wouldn't think they would shed there feathers already.
     
  2. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked them for lice or mites? I do believe that they can cause feather loss.

    BTW...how old are they?
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  3. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine breeders have all molted and there new feathers are brite and shinny.
     
  4. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Yes, how old? They go through 5-6 partial molts before adult feathers come in at 1yr.

    All our adults are `semi-exploding' at present (feathers here, there, everywhere).
     
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No mites or lice. The hens are a year old and the tom is 2 or 3. The previous owner didn't know exactly how old he is. I wouldn't know how to tell his age.

    Yes, there are feathers everywhere..... lol. Of course they are mixed with duck feathers so you can imagine what my yard looks like.
     

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