Suggestions for best turkey hen saddle?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Missi, May 4, 2016.

  1. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my black Spanish turkey hen is getting some moderate scratches on a bald patch under her wing. I noticed her "crying" as the tom was mating her, which was unusual. I had a close look at her and found the wounds. I have only a trio of turkeys and do not want to separate the tom so does anyone have any opinions on the best brand of hen saddle to use for turkeys?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    I have no experience with hen saddles. We trim spurs and nails on the toms in the spring and it can help cut down on side wounds. It's a normal part of mating for the hen to make a high pitch squeal during mating.
     
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  3. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not the normal squeal. It's a distressed cry. Like when chicks in a brooder are too cold, only louder.
     
  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Check with Auroradream26. She makes saddles and has turkeys.
     
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