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hey yall I need help I have a tom turkey that was bullying my dog the other day and he grabbed him and tore a hole in his chest, well I cleaned it up and sprayed blue kote on it,  and have been watching it to make sure it don't get infected, today I have noticed he just stands around and has been limping his head is real pale and  I think he is in bad shape someone please advise me on what I can give him to make him get better or I am afraid he's not going to make it too much longer


Edited by vboro farm girl - 3/14/16 at 4:24pm
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hey yall I need help I have a tom turkey that was bullying my dog the other day and he grabbed him and tore a hole in his chest, well I cleaned it up and sprayed blue kote on it,  and have been watching it to make sure it don't get infected, today I have noticed he just stands around and has been limping his head is real pale and  I think he is in bad shape someone please advise me on what I can give him to make him get better or I am afraid he's not going to make it too much longer


If he got bit in the chest area, you have to check and be sure that it didn't also tear a hole in his crop.  If he has a hole in his crop, you just as well put him down.

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

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Do you think it would be ok to eat him or would it be too risky

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Do you think it would be ok to eat him or would it be too risky


I accidentally poked a hole in a young tom's crop last year.  Because I knew what happened, I processed him immediately.  By waiting until he showed signs of being ill you have allowed him to possibly develop infections.  Just the way I do things but I don't eat sick poultry.

Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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Yeah that's what I was thinking not sure about infection and being bit by the dog,  so ill put him down in the morning,... Thanks for the advise

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