new to turkeys......hatched turkey question.....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by crazypoultrychx, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. crazypoultrychx

    crazypoultrychx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I have not so patiently waited for my turkeys to hatch from my incubator.....and I have NO clue what I am doing......but I do have a hen and a tom on my farm....(hence the eggs...lol).....so my question is.......now that I have 3 babies in the brooder.....they all 3 have this lil spike between their eyes......they look like uni-turkeys.......um.....after watching my tom....is that the thing that comes out of the toms head that they can retract at will.......or is it just a trait of all turkey babies........Im trying to figure out WTH im doing!!!!

    any advise would be great!!!
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    The "lil spike between their eyes" is the snood. Yes it is the "thing that comes out of the tom's head that they can retract at will". All turkeys have a snood. The snood on a hen does not get as large as a tom's snood but it also does expand and contract but not to the extent that it will for a tom.
     

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