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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by ewalton1 View Post

What could it be?

This is just a guess, but maybe coccidiosis and/or a bacterial infection.

-Kathy
post #22 of 25

I don't suppose you have seen worms in their poop?  You said it was so skinny.... 

post #23 of 25
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I don't suppose you have seen worms in their poop?  You said it was so skinny.... 
post #24 of 25
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Saw no worms, but another one is sick so I am assuming coccidiosis and am feeding this one ground up hot chili peppers. What else should I do? It is skinny because it is only 3-4 months old, so it is little..not much meat to feed a family.
post #25 of 25
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So this 3rd "sick" turkey had different symptoms.  It was peeping outside (2 1/2 to 3 Months old) when I went out to feed the turkeys and chickens in the early morning.  Why wasn't it in the coop or tractor?  I went over to check it out and it stayed sitting.  I picked it up and put it down on its feet, but it could not walk and sat down. Keeping it privately on the back porch, away from all other animals, I fed it ground up hot chili peppers in its feed and in its mouth.  One day after doing this, it seemed better, and stood a few minutes and walked a little.  I was encouraged and kept up the chili peppers, but the 2nd day it seemed worse, as well as the 3rd day.  It died last night. This morning I processed it and one leg was quite blue as well as a tinge of blue on the other leg. What happened? I have pics if you need to see them.  Everything looked inside to me.

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