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Baby turkey bloated on left side "pics #1, #11"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lesliet, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a week old turkey and the whole left side is bloated. Not sure what is going on. Will try to get better pictures when I can get some help

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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it in the area of the crop? Does it feel like air? Under the skin or in the body cavity? Sorry, I can't see a lot in the pics. What kind of turkey? (That's just to satisfy my curiosity).
     
  3. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It feels like air and it is from the shoulder to to butt. Let me see if I can get a better picture
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Is the poult acting normal otherwise? If so, it could be a ruptured air sac. If that's what is going on, they typically heal on their own, but I'm not an expert on this. You migh search for air sac issues on BYC.
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Does he have any wounds in the area? Like a puncture where air could get under the skin? Any other issues, like respiratory distress, lethargy, etc?
     
  6. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is running around being very LOUD!!!! No punctures He is just full of air.
     
  7. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    It is most likely a ruptured air sac then. It usually doesn't cause them problems and will heal on its own. I wouldn't worry about him as long as he's acting normally. What kind is he?
     
  8. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a white Broad Breast.. got him from the local feed store Saturday.
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure is cute!
     
  10. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time with turkeys and WOW are they loud [​IMG]
    20 chicks have nothing on 2 turkeys [​IMG]
     

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