4/5 turkeys died spontaneously, butts "exploded"

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by RachelleM1986, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. RachelleM1986

    RachelleM1986 Out Of The Brooder

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    This question/description may be a bit vague, but I just want an idea of what's going on...

    My husband and I own a feed store, so we get a lot of people asking us a lot of questions... I had a gal come in this morning saying her friend had 5 turkeys, all right around 3 months old. She said within 3 days, 4 of them had died, and all of their butts had exploded, like guts out and everything. No sign of struggle, no sign of predators.

    Could constipation cause that? I suggested they were egg-bound, but that's when she told me they were still young... I've never heard of anything like that, so I was hoping maybe someone on here knew something about it! I'd like to be of some help to the gal, it sucks losing birds and not knowing why [​IMG]
     
  2. chickymama32

    chickymama32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yikes!
     
  3. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean they prolapsed?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They wouldn't even be laying at 3 months old and pasty butt should no longer be a problem at that age.
    I think its highly likely that a predator got them. Or, maybe she didn't have adequate space or feed and they attempted to eat each other? Whatever happened, it sounds pretty horrible :(
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014
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  6. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Wow! That sounds terrible! [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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