Baby Turkey with leg injury :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by db1113, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. db1113

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    Please help! I have a baby bourbon red Turkey about 3 weeks old. He will not put any weight on one leg and will not move except to eat and drink. He still chirps very loudly which is good. When he lays down his one leg is extended instead of bent. It seems that leg joint is bigger than the normal leg. Is it broken or dislocated???? And is there anything I can do for this poor little guy????
     
  2. R2elk

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    Look up perosis and its treatment.
     
  3. db1113

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    Wow that was really insightful. Thank you for your help!! I have a bunch of chickens but dont know too much about turkeys.
     
  4. R2elk

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    Turkey poults require a higher protein feed that has increased levels of lysine, methionine and niacin than chicks need. Feeding turkey poults chick starter can cause perosis due to the insufficient amounts of niacin and thiamine.
     
  5. db1113

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    They have their own turkey food and it's weird that only this one has it and not the other 3.
     

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