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I have a wild turkey since he was 1 day old now he is 9 monthes big beautiful male  he got all crazy scared the other day while I was running the weed wacker on other side of property. he had himself all upset pacing and flying around he lost a bunch of feathers and I think whopped his head cuz he had it scuffed up he couldn't function or walk   so I got him into his box which is a relaxing secure place for him  he calmed down and still cant walk he falls over staggers and acts as if he had a stroke  he hasn't eaten since sunday and cant walk still he arches his back and lays on his side not sure if it a balance thing or if he gave himself a broken back or what  this pm he would let me feed him I feed him like a baby with a spoon and a turkey baster with water in it he is alert but still unable to function as a normal turkey any ideas    he was perfectly fine prior to this  thank you

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Sorry to hear, do you have updates? I'm sorry I can't be of help, but I hoped it worked out.
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I'm facing a similar problem, one of my young toms injured his head and now won't walk, despite my encouragement.

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I'm facing a similar problem, one of my young toms injured his head and now won't walk, despite my encouragement.


Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

 

 

BYC has a very useful Learning Center :caf

 

 

 

You should come on over to the New Members Introduction and introduce yourself to the rest of the BYC flock .

 

 

 

Head injuries are never good and many times take a very long time to recover from .

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I have a wild turkey since he was 1 day old now he is 9 monthes big beautiful male  he got all crazy scared the other day while I was running the weed wacker on other side of property. he had himself all upset pacing and flying around he lost a bunch of feathers and I think whopped his head cuz he had it scuffed up he couldn't function or walk   so I got him into his box which is a relaxing secure place for him  he calmed down and still cant walk he falls over staggers and acts as if he had a stroke  he hasn't eaten since sunday and cant walk still he arches his back and lays on his side not sure if it a balance thing or if he gave himself a broken back or what  this pm he would let me feed him I feed him like a baby with a spoon and a turkey baster with water in it he is alert but still unable to function as a normal turkey any ideas    he was perfectly fine prior to this  thank you

 

What has happened to your tom since you posted this ?  

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