- Aug 3, 2021
Hi everyone, I recently acquired four royal palm turkeys. One little tom, and three hens. They are 12 weeks old. One hen acted a little puney on Sunday, and next morning, we found dead in the pen. Bam, just like that! I researched my head off and found that its blackhead. I scrambled to get meds and asked my turkey groups for dosage/application... Second hen is acting the same way this morning so I have given first dose of metronidazole (125 mg powder dissolved in nutridrench given by dropper.) Fingers crossed she will be alive and if I'm lucky she'll even be better when I get home. Here's my question: Do I treat the other two, although theyre not showing symptoms? And if I don't treat them with metronidazole, should I treat them with ivermectin just as a preventative? Let me add that I'm extremely attached to the little tom, as I helped him hatch two days after the others when we found he was shrinkwrapped inside the egg. I've raised him from a hatchling. If he dies, I'll probably have to be committed somewhere. Thanks, any advice welcomed!