Turkey Diapers?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Duckerdoodle, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Duckerdoodle

    Duckerdoodle New Egg

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    So I have two extremely spoiled turkey poults... Let me explain that these poults are PETS. We've raised them ourselves, and taken the time to socialize and handle them constantly. They're very loving, seek out cuddles, and want nothing more than our attention. We got them with every intention of them living the life of a normal farm bird, strictly outdoors and in the barn at night... but while we were away one night the brooder lamp malfunctioned and shut off, and we arrived home to soaked, nearly dead, chilled poults. I was panicking because I thought I was going to lose them, one of which had really taken a shining to me. Despite how tired I was I sat there with them for several hours, tucked in my zippered jacket, until they were alert enough to stand up and walk around the next morning.

    That being said, my original intentions quickly changed. I've tried finding some form of information about maybe turkey diapers, but the most I can find is 'turkish' diapers and a thread that used to be here that has since been deleted, it appears.... Not sure why, but if it was just a general consensus of thinking this is wrong, I'm sorry. I know there are people out there that don't agree with the concept of pet poultry, especially something along the lines of diapering them while they're indoors. Agree to disagree there.

    Do you all know of anything about turkey diapers, or point me in the right direction? I know they make chicken, goose, and duck diapers, I figured that certainly turkey diapers isn't too far of a stretch. I'd love to be able to cuddle them without the lingering paranoia of being pooped all over, or just have them inside for a little bit without having to turn around every few moments to pick up a pile of poo.

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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I expect a goose diaper would fit. Until that point I would just learn to make my own because they grow very fast and you will be throwing away money to keep buying new sizes just about every week.
     
  3. Duckerdoodle

    Duckerdoodle New Egg

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    I'll have to check with some of the diaper makers I know, I just imagined that a big, full grown Broad Breasted White is going to be much larger, with different body proportions, than a Embden goose would ever have. Geese are my main love, honestly, but these guys are super sweet, too.
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I think usually they are made to be somewhat adjustable. Just thinking about my Canada Goose and my heritage turkeys, I think they would be quite similar, but I didn't know you are talking about a broad breasted - I thought they were Holland Whites.
     

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