Blackhead Info?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by chichick, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a website I can go to, to see if there has ever been an issue with blakhead in my area? Or if someone knows if there is an issue with blackhead in NW Ga. I have a 4'x2'x2' "coop" if you want to call it that, that I built for my old rabbit that I now use for chickens and turkey poults. It's 2 levels (chickens in the top, poults on the bottom) and my turkeys havn't had blackhead yet so is that something I should even worry about anymore?
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Most often it is seen when new chickens come in from different places. It can be in the soil or brought in from an infected chicken. The south is good breeding grounds for all kinds of stuff. I had posted a site with good info a long time ago... I'll see if I can find it again. It comes from a parasite. I keep Fishzole medication on hand incase I ever see anything starting.... depression, lack of appetite, increased thirst, continuous bright mustard yellow poo.... darkening of the skin on face from lack of blood flow.
     
  3. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont suppose the fishzole can be administered through the water eh? i have like 30 turkeys! I had an issue in the spring so i've been keeping a close eye on them ever since.
     

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