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Turkey Illness, or Injury?
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cowgirlj    Posted 07-02-2003 at 07:22:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We had to put down one of our turkey hens last night. She was such a friendly one too. A couple of weeks ago we noticed that there was something wrong with her legs. Her feet slayed outwards, and her knees kind of knocked together. She started to hobble. She was smaller than the others, and slower, but the flock always seemed to wait for her, and no one picked on her, so we didn't think it was an illness. We also noticed as she was growing and getting bigger, it was getting harder for her to get around. Her legs just couldn't hold her weight up. Yesterday, I found her with one leg bent backwards and the other sideways, and she hadn't moved all day, so we put her down.
My question is, has anyone else ever seen this before? Do you think it was from an injury, or an illness? As a note, we did loose three younger turkey chicks a month ago. They wandered into the colt's corral, and he thought they were new toys, and tossed them around, consequencely killing them. We think maybe this one had been stepped on or something, but there was no signs of anything but gimped legs.

teri mc allister    Posted 03-06-2008 at 18:09:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we have just in the last 3 months started rasing chickens, ducks and turkeys. Over the last day or so I have noticed that my 4 month old hen turkey has stopped eating and now she sounds like she can't breath. I do not want her to suffer but I do not know if this is somthing I can cure.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks Teri r Allister

t mc allister    Posted 03-06-2008 at 18:12:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for any info you can provide

Jonah diener    Posted 09-04-2003 at 13:33:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i am jonah and i have some really gimped up legs and i am a andicapped person...and i want marjauana

KellyGa    Posted 07-03-2003 at 04:50:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Poor thing. Sounds like some kind of birth defect or vitamin deficiancy, probably a birth defect, since I know everybody here takes such good care of their animals. We country folk tend to care for nature more than others I think. I like to think we are more in tune with nature than the hustle and bustle people.

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