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9wk old Turkey staggers and flips over

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by triton77, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. triton77

    triton77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 9wk old turkey(bourbon red) that staggers and then falls over and just sits there. They are free ranging with my chickens, ducks, and guineas so I really watch for any issues and this is the first one with problems.
    She is not wheezy, her eyes and nose seem fine, no obvious injuries. I have not seen her poop but I will check when she does. She is active but staggers around like shes drunk.
    Any ideas? It looks like fos is mostly in hatchlings. Blackhead?
    I have separated her and started giving vitamins and electrolytes.
    Thanks for the help!
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
  2. triton77

    triton77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Update:
    She is unable to stand without falling over but she is still calling the other turkeys and alert. The other turkeys(13) are acting fine.

    Does anyone know how much Poly vi sol to give? I've been giving 3 drops twice a day.
    Anyone have any other suggestions on what to do or try?

    Thanks!
    Janelle
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    The only things that cone to mind is the highly contagious Newcastle disease, which I think you would have more sick birds or botulism which comes from consuming moldy feed or maggots and grubs that fed on a decaying carcass. Some can get over it, others die from it. Otherwise perhaps it got knocked or pecked on the head. I've not given vitamins before so I can't help with that. You said they are free range but didn't say what you feed them.
     
  4. triton77

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    They are fed a organic chick grower which is 20% protein.
    I switched them to this about 2.5wks ago when their medicated game bird feed 30% ran out.

    Her poop looks normal dark green with some white
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    It shouldn't be a vitamin deficiency than. Sorry I can't be more help.
     

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