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what is a coat or saddle for turkeys?
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Author:  Cheekychooky [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:47 pm ]
Post subject:  what is a coat or saddle for turkeys?

someone told me that if we want to breed turkeys we need to get a saddle or coat for the hens. What are these and where do we get them? does anyone here use them on their turkey hens ? Are they necessary ?

Author:  NellyG [ Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:54 pm ]
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They are to protect the hens from the roosters (or turkeys) feet and claws. The heavier the bird the more likey the damage so I guess turkeys are more prone to it, but I know nothing about turkeys. Here is a pic of some chooky ones - about half way down the page. viewto ... ?t=7955185


Author:  macl27 [ Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:43 pm ]
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More information for you also designer ones for the turkey who has everything :lol:

Author:  Cheekychooky [ Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:25 am ]
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Thank you for the info now to either find them here in australia or make them myself :) Cheekychooky

Author:  Ritavaleimbil [ Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:31 pm ]
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Hey Cheeky I used to breed turkeys and I never used saddles and never had any problems. I suppose it will all depend on how agressive your Tom gets. :?

Author:  Cheekychooky [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:27 am ]
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Thank you Hubby and I have spent some time talking to breeders and have decided to get some hens and possibly another tom/gobbler. the tom we have has not been bred before and we will be keeping a close eye on our new girls when they arrive. I can't wait to get our girls . :D

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