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Moulted feathers

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  • Started 6 years ago by turkeyguy13
  • Latest reply from campbell ridge

  1. turkeyguy13
    Member

    Hi turkeyguy13 again. I have a pair of white turkeys. All their feathers on the front have fallen off and some on their wings and sides. We put straw in with them but it hasnt been working. I want there feathers to come back so I can sell them. What should I do.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    It could be a normal moult or they may have an infestation of mites. Have a close look and see if you can spot the tiny little red things. You can get red mite powder very easily from pet or poultry suppliers. You have to dust the birds and there sleeping quarters.

    Sarah L
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. turkeyguy13
    Member

    Ok I will do that and let you know. If no mites I will keep putting plenty of straw with them. Thank you

    turkeyguy13

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    Just found this:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=569831
    They could otherwise be bored and be self plucking.

    Sarah L
    Posted 6 years ago #

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