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I have a young turkey his hock is swollen an foot an leg is turned backwards has any one ever heard of putting a cast on their legs to help correct. Need some answers I love my little bird
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I have a young turkey his hock is swollen an foot an leg is turned backwards has any one ever heard of putting a cast on their legs to help correct. Need some answers I love my little bird


You will probably get better and quicker help by posting in the Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures forum.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

 

Without actually seeing the turkey, my guess is that the tendon has slipped out of place.  Other people have dealt with this issue and the younger the bird is when it happens, the better chance of repairing it.  Personally I don't deal with it and do put the bird down.

 

Good luck.

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

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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