Dead BBW Tom this morning

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by realtreegirl, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. realtreegirl

    realtreegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 9 month old Tom started saturday kinda sluggish, yesterday I noticed yellow running poop and he would leave his house. Well woke up this morning to find him dead and he had poop 2 piles of bloody poop. It has been below zeron here all most all winter. Heat light in house. He shared the house with a couple ducks a few guineas. I thought Black Head but he hasn't eaten worms since september. We have 4 ft of snow and a cold cold winter! I need to disifect coop but how when it is 5 degrees...ugh I have 2 coops but my chickens are in the other coop. I don't want this to take out my whole flock. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Bummer. :(

    Do you still have the carcass? If so, you can perform a gross necroscopy on the poor guy and either rule in/out blackhead pretty quickly (obvious liver lesions). See the necroscopy shots in this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/845407/2-dead-hens-in-one-day

    If it is blackhead, here is a thread with lots of info and links: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/804570/coping-with-blackhead

    Worming of entire flock with Fenbendazole (safeguard) is probably a good idea. (dosing for liquid wormer is .5ml per kilo).

    Good luck!
     
  3. realtreegirl

    realtreegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thank You!
     

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