Barbara has this THING....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by farmerlor, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry can't get a picture because Barbara is just plain cranky most of the time but she has this bulbous THING on her neck. Looks like a giant spider egg sack (Okay, I'm a big time horror reader but it just looks like something that's going to burst and have maggots or spiders spilling out of it). It's loose and wobbly like a bursa filled with fluid and every bit as big as a child's hand. Hasn't affected her being able to eat or drink though she's starting to move a little slower but then she's about five years old by my reckoning. Can anybody hazard a guess as to what this ugly nasty thing on her neck might be and whether it will be problem with the other turkeys and can we still butcher her and eat her?
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    There is no telling without opening it up. I'm guessing it isn't growing that fast is it? I doubt it spiders or maggots in it. Maybe an alien like in the movie.....or a chupracabra. Like the one that is standing behind you right now. [​IMG]

    I know
    Shut up Steve
  3. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    Kiowa, Colorado
    I think she should cut it open and squeeze her neck. Probably a bunch of puss will squirt out.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Quote:Birds don't get runny puss. They have cheese. [​IMG]
  5. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    pips&peeps :

    Quote:Birds don't get runny puss. They have cheese. [​IMG]

    ...Maggot cheese. [​IMG]

    No advice, but if you lance it do be sure to take pics. I want to see. [​IMG]

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