Silly question, but I'm curious... (Turkens)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kemclaughlin, May 31, 2011.

  1. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do Naked Necks get sunburns?
     
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    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told they do, but we have lots of shade in our yard so they havent yet any way.
     
  3. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you didn't have shade would you sunscreen them?
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    They do not sunburn. The exposed skin does either turn very red(roosters) or combination of red/darker pink(most hens). This color change is actually a sign of healthy and thriving bird. Also cockerels/pullets usually are light skinned until they are 'mature' then the skin gets darker- another thing against the sunburn claim and seems more like possibly a chemical or ??? response to direct sunlight. Same response shows up on most chickens if any part of their skin becomes exposed.

    There's a website that says they sunburn but I say nonsense. Tried to let 'em know but it's still up there. [​IMG]
     

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