Bow legged turkey.. what to do???

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    I have 3 two month old turkeys and they are very bow legged. Sometimes they trip and stumble. I just got them two days ago. I game them a nutri-drench this morning. They are on a 22% meat bird grower feed.
    What to do????
    - start giving them naicin?? Can I administer this orally to individual birds so I know they are getting what they need?
    - tape legs in the proper position? How long could I leave them like this?
    - swim them? Would Luke warm water in a baby pool work?

    Thanks for any help!! This is our first time with turkeys. We haven't had any legs issues w chickens over the years.

    They seem alert and healthy other than the legs. They have been eating and drinking well also.

    I will try to get a pic and post asap!
     
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    Update.. I gave them some niacin today. I'm hoping I'll see an improvement after a week or two of the niacin. Anyone have their experiences to share??
     
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    Thank you!
     

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