Turkey with "frizzled" feathers?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by DoodleTurkey, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. DoodleTurkey

    DoodleTurkey Just Hatched

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    So, I've read that if a turkey has curled or frizzled feathers, that's a sign of a problem. What I don't know is, what problem? What do I do to fix it?

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    Doodle, my turkey pictured above, is not puffed up in that picture. Her feathers are just weird and "frizzly" like that. Any ideas??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It's normal for them to have that messy wind blown look at that age, there's nothing to worry about.
     
  3. DoodleTurkey

    DoodleTurkey Just Hatched

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    Oh, it is? Phew! Thank you so much!!
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    My turkey poults do not go through this stage so I would say it is not normal. The largest chemical component of feathers is protein. It is my belief that it is probably a sign of a protein deficiency.

    http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/1999-06/929745673.Zo.r.html

    I do not know what you are feeding your poults but I use a 28% protein turkey gamebird starter for mine.
     

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