Turkey Molting! Should I worry?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FLOWERPOT, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Jersey buff hen is molting now!
    It is going to be in the 20's this week and for some time to come.
    Isnt it the wrong time of year for molting?
     
  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she gonna freeze?
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'll probably be fine....unless she molts super heavy and gets really visually bald it probably is nothing to worry about. Does she sleep inside at night?
     
  4. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she sleeps inside the coop with the others, but she is visibly bald on her breast area.
     
  5. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To cold for her to be molting naturally, she may have some bug infectation. Last year we had a problem, this year we dusedt the indoor pens with soot and ash from the fire place, and have added garlic to there water. (Wife read some place about the garlic, no Idea if it really works) So far the turkey here are ok, but a few Chickens have molted.

    If she sleeps with others she may be ok.

    Tom
     

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