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HELP! My turkey has swollen feet!

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So long story short, my family bought a house and inherited all the very old animals living there already, adding to our number of pets. Lot of the animals died of natural causes and we're left with only 2 now, a sheep and a turkey. I have recently noticed out old, sweet female turkey has extremely swollen feet. We are gonna catch her and look at her feet soon. I know there's no bumble foot because no scab and if she had it for this long I don't think she would even be able to use her feet. We have to be really gentle with her because she's arthritic and very, very, very, very old. I am way more experienced with chickens then with turkeys. What do I do?

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HELP

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Look up home remides for swollen nucles or feet and I am sure you will find something

Okay, thanks.

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Welcome. Did it help?

I was reading that it's because she's a meat turkey and they get a lot of foot problems. I also read some treatments and I am gonna try them. But any advice how to catch her without hurting her? I am afraid to grab her like a chicken or by the feet because she's so stiff and fragile. 

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Do you have a pen? If so lour her into it with food shut the gate and while she is eating sneak behind her and grab her well at least the is how I catch my animals

I will probably wait until she is asleep and grab her. 

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Lol all nighters!!!! Hey by chance have you incubated before?

No I haven't incubated before. I am in the spring though. I leave chick hatching to the broody hens :P

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