Breast Blister

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rebecca1, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Rebecca1

    Rebecca1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    I have a tom that has one and from what I have read I need to use a steal syringe and drain it. How the heck to I immobilize this giant bird long enough to drain a blister?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I would do it at night time....Birds seem to sort of go into a calm stupor when it's dark, and you'll need somebody to help hold him still.....Oh, good luck with that!

  3. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    Just a thought, could try cutting a corner out of an old pillow case or large grain bag for the head then once you have the turkey in the pillow case / bag or close it off to keep struggling under control. Then cut open a hole where you need to work, drain and treat the blister.
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  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Quote:Just get some help. They are not that hard to hold down once you get them penned down.

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