Turkey in bad way!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by tomryan_176, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. tomryan_176

    tomryan_176 New Egg

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    Oct 7, 2011
    HI,

    For the last few days one of my turkeys has had a bad leg and has not been able to put it on the ground properly, I noticed and few feathers were missing but not many, then today when i got back from work and all of its feathers on its back have gone, shown in the pictures. I have separated it from the rest of them. Just now I have seen some other the other turkeys are missing feathers, just to let you know i have 6 Bronze and 2 Whites, the Whites are the bullies as they are slightley bigger than the Bronze. I am going to separate the whites from the bronzes and see it that helps. has any one got any experiances of this or could give me any advice? thanks very much!

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  2. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    how much run space do they have? if your turkeys are over-crowded....like chickens will......they turn cannibals and eat eachother and start pecking feathers. with birds first sign of blood its all downhill from there. they need enough space and yes seperate the whites they are most likley doing it
     

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