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turkey picking feathers out

A former member
Post #: 45
So we have this turkey that was slated for Thanksgiving last year until my husband pardon her. Well we noticed one day when she pulled her wing feathers back that rest on her back side was plucked clean, she has plucked her own feathers out from her back. And is pecking at it. So of course I googled it from what I read she could have poor nutrition, I stopped buying turkey feed and have just been giving her cracked corn, veggies and chicken feed so maybe that is it. also they said boredom. I doubt this one because she has the company of hens, roosters and pheasants plus the cats and dogs entertain her all the time. Then I read she may be love lorn or wanting a mate. Does anyone know of someone with a male turkey. It may be time for matchmaking.
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