ratty tails?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by syble, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my toms aren't confined, they have run of the front of the barn, has to be 40x40 at least? I want to show them but their tail feather tips look a bit ratty, how can i fix/prevent that, i can't even figure what they're rubbing on, no mating yet, and not confined
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Washing out of question? My chickens get theirs ratty all the time, just because they bathe in the mud and it dries on the feathers...
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Even my freerange turkeys have this problem this time of year. They won't look good again until the molt and get new feathers.
     
  4. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dang it, i guess they're going to the fair with ratty ends lol. maybe if every ones turkeys look that way it wont be a big deal?
     

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