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Bronze Turkey attacked...advice anyone

post #1 of 7
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Hello there,

 

New to this website, but in need of advice.  my husband and I woke up in the middle of the night to the sounds of my Bronze female turkey flapping her wings and calling out.  I immediately jumped up and ran outside to find my Turkey by my door with feathers everywhere.  I did't get a look at what attacked her--all I saw was a shadow of what appeared to be a very fast moving animal. My Turkey (Toni) had what appears to be two puncture wounds that are in superficial muscle..or maybe where her fan feathers were plucked? (on her rear)  she also has scratches all over her chest and an area under one of her wings where her skin is sheared--no active bleeding that I can see.  I have amoxicillin, and I am going to clean the wound thoroughly when I get home soon.  Any advice or anythings else I should be doing?  This is a family pet turkey that my family and I have raised since she was young and she is very people friendly.. would hate to lose her

post #2 of 7

:welcome sorry for the circumstances.  Skin wounds in birds generally heal uneventfully - the puncture wounds might present more of a problem.  Antibiotic ointment and a secure pen for the future.  Whatever it was, it will return.

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Thank You, its the puncture wounds that I am worried most about-- although the skin looks pink and appears to be ok I'm worried about infection..Most definitely she will be in her pen; and I'm going to have my dog out for awhile with her..our dog was kinda a surrogate mommy when Toni was a chick so she feels very secure around her and they even sleep together sometimes..

post #4 of 7

How is the bird doing?

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How is the bird doing?
post #6 of 7
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Toni is doing very well. I've been cleaning all the wounds daily;it's been very cold here in south Oregon so she says in. I do let her out with her companion chicken booger for a couple hours a day. Otherwise, they cry for each other. Tonis wounds turned out to be more extensive than I thought, she has a lot of shearing wounds under both side of her wings. One of them is pretty bab, I think it's because her feathers were pulled straight out son it created a hole, I'm using puracyn for wound care, I'm a people nurse,but I've healed some pretty bad ulcers with it so I think it will work for toni. I'm giving 280mg of amoxicillin twice daily since she's thirty pounds roughly and I've read the dosing is 30mg/kg..biggest problem I have is keeping feathers from sticking to the wound and the wounds drying out. Any tips you can offer? I appreciate your concerns
post #7 of 7

As you know the wound will heal from the outside inwards.  You should already see granulation tissue.  Just keep the wounds covered with ointment or even Vaseline, and make sure flies don't get at her.  Good update.

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