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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeyman188, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. turkeyman188

    turkeyman188 Just Hatched

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    Hello,
    I am new to raising turkeys, and have 6 Narragansett turkeys. A few of them have begun to lose some feathers around the base of their necks. It appears the quills are still there. I have attached a picture. Is this them just molting?

    Any help with be grateful.




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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? Adult turkeys are molting this time of year.
     
  3. turkeyman188

    turkeyman188 Just Hatched

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    6 months old. I took a closer look and You can see the new feather poking through.

    Thanks for replying
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They are probably getting their adult feathers at that age. They go through multiple mini molts as they grow.
     

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