Turkey shakes and lays down when we approach her

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laurengeeves, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. laurengeeves

    laurengeeves Chirping

    Jun 28, 2013
    England , Kent
    Before Christmas we purchased a turkey as a pet, but I've gone out there today and when I go to touch her she lays down un willing to move or stand on her feet, with her wings out, and shaking? I'm not sure if something has spooked her, can anyone help?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Sounds like mating behavior - similar to the 'squat' of laying hens. Is she eating, drinking, and acting normally otherwise?

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