My week old poult "STOMPS" Is this normal??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lcourtaway, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. lcourtaway

    lcourtaway Out Of The Brooder

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    My first poult, 8 days old, does this weird thing with it's feet. Especially when it eats at the feeder/waterer. It kinda "shifts" it's weight from one foot to the other. It almost looks like it's stomping it's feet. Both legs, joints, toes etc look perfect. I've been over them with a magnifying glass and he's on pine shavings. Do poults "stomp"? Could there be something wrong with him? Is it because he's growing and getting heavier? Am I becoming a neurotic first time turkey mother??
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I know very little about turkeys but I am giving you a little bump to try to catch a turkey persons eye
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Is he "scratching" the ground trying to spill his food? Chickens scratch the ground to discover bugs or other treats. Just a thought.
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    dunno [​IMG]
     
  5. crazycluck

    crazycluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 turkeys that do that all the time! My daughter thinks they are dancing just for her![​IMG]
     
  6. chicdaddy

    chicdaddy New Egg

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    Check for any spots on his / her feet, could be something there as there legs, toes are very fragile at the young age.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    They are just being turkeys, nothing to worry about

    Steve in NC
     
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea if what your turkeys are doing is the same or not, BUT some birds will 'tapdance' or stom around when they have mites and other little buggies on their legs.
     

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