Breast Blister

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

  1. Rebecca1

    Rebecca1 In 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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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