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Any Idea what this is?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newtochickens88, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. newtochickens88

    newtochickens88 Chirping

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    I found this young bird hiding under my truck a week ago. It was attacked by something, Part of its beak is missing along with part of its eyelid. It has a leaking air sac in its chest and countless scabs all over its body. Tail feathers are missing as well. I am not sure if it is even a chicken, maybe a turkey? Any thoughts would be much appreciated. I have been nursing this poor thing back to health for the past week and have grown quite attached.
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  2. luvmypets

    luvmypets Songster

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    That looks odd. Maybe a turkey.. Never seen anything like it!
     
  3. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Songster

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    Not to sure, It doesnt look like any turkey ive ever seen. Maybe take it to a avian vet they could tell you what it is. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  4. newtochickens88

    newtochickens88 Chirping

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    thank you and will definitely keep posted.
     

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