Woke Up to a Dead Turkey In the Coop---Weird Death Mystery

gatrapper

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Hey Y'all,

I have (had) 8 10 week old bronze turkeys (4 males, 4 females). They stay in a roofed 10x10 dog kennel at night and free range during the day.

I walked out there this morning to find a dead hen near the feeder. There are no bite marks, pulled feather, blood, etc. The hens head is bruised and bloody UNDER the skin.

Once it stops raining I will take a picture. Could the turkeys have killed it?

Thoughts on the culprit?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Jul 16, 2015
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It's hard to say. Turkeys will peck dead or dying members. That would be my guess, you would have to do an autopsy to see if you can see internally why it died. Sometimes poultry just dies for no apparent reason. I always suspect a heart attack in those instances.
 

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