I've seen it a few times now, mostly in birds that are 2 or over. Concurrently, I've also observed yeast infections around the vents from time to time in the older birds. I don't use antibiotics which is usually cited as the cause of yeast infections.

I agree with your assumption that it is not infectious. Every case has been isolated and never shown a tendency to spread. Like you, I tend to cull the affected birds but curious about cause.

I've been leaning to the cause being either the birds being overweight or something being wrong with the feed. I've been wondering if my feed might be too rich in some amino acids.

Edited by OmegaBlueFarms (01/26/15 06:58 AM)
APA Grand Master of Bronze Turkey, Black Ameraucana, Black Muscovy, & Khaki Campbell