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My turkey's legs hurt

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[[/B]Hi I bought a tom turkey yesterday at a flea market. And he's hurt his leg some how. It's not broke but swolled up. He doesn't walk unless your get near him. He's in a pen by himself with corn and water. And I've only had him a day. How can he be able to walk again?
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How big is he and what breed is he? If it's a broad breasted it may never get up. A heritage may or may not. I have not had good luck with toms and leg injuries. The best you can do is let it rest in a dry warm place. I would get it an turkey or all flock ration as corn isn't a sustainable diet for a turkey.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

How big is he and what breed is he? If it's a broad breasted it may never get up. A heritage may or may not. I have not had good luck with toms and leg injuries. The best you can do is let it rest in a dry warm place. I would get it an turkey or all flock ration as corn isn't a sustainable diet for a turkey.
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He was white with black spots but he sadly passed after I posted this morning. I was about to give him medicine for his leg swelling but he died right before.
post #5 of 5
Sorry about that, sounds like he was a royal palm.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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