Turkey losing feathers under wings

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MJ1900, Dec 13, 2018.

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  1. MJ1900

    MJ1900 In the Brooder

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    I have just notice one of my 7 month old hen is losing feathers under her wings on both sides. No other sign or symptoms. I looked up everything I could find please HELP
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Where exactly? Do you have a Tom? Could be a partial molt. What are you feeding them?
     
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  3. MJ1900

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    I have 6 Toms and 4 Hens. I only have 1 hen with this issue where she is losing feathers under her wings. Actually i believe they were just wet. cause it is not there now. however I use a mix of sweet mix with protein at 12% and the layer pellet at 16%
    I do have one that I do not know which yet but has the watery white liquid stool of which I can not find anything on.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

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    They may need a higher protein ration as 16% is as low as I would go. I personally prefer 18%. You have too many toms unless they are separated out. Tom's will start fighting during mating if there are too many and hens can be seriously hurt and ripped open.

    Feathers are generally lighter under the wings and they can be missing right in the arm pit area which is normal.
     
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