Sick Turkey.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by keeper95, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. keeper95

    keeper95 Just Hatched

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    New to turkeys and had a quick question. My Turkey is loosing feathers and the skin underneath looks scabby is there something I can do or is he molting? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    A bit more information is needed. How old is the bird? Is it kept with other birds? A picture would be helpful too.

    Turkeys go through a couple of molts as they are growing with the last one being around 6-8 months of age. All adult turkeys should molt in the fall. Scabs can be from others pecking or fighting with the bird or even from fowl pox.
     
  3. keeper95

    keeper95 Just Hatched

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    He is 6 months old and he is a white Beltsville. I will get some pictures later today. He is in with a mix of birds chickens ducks and geese. They don't seem to bother with him though. I think sometimes he is pickling at himself as well. Your information is very helpful.
     

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