EMERGENCY! Need help in Euthanizing turkey!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dezert, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. dezert

    dezert New Egg

    Dec 9, 2010
    EMERGENCY!!! I need immediate HELP! I have a pet turkey who injured his leg. Tore off his back claw. For 2 months we have given antibiotics and wound care non-stop. It's time for him to be at peace.He can not walk, he is 27lbs & ican't lift him.I have been and hurting myself badly too.His foot and leg are very infected even thoug it's been cleaned & neosporin and etc. I am know as the "Animal Whisperer" by many. I am disabled and on Social Security. I can afford a vet visit nor the gas to get there. I am not one to give up on any animal.But, i must put him out of his misery. I love this bird!!! Can someone tell me if I can usde my own MsContin or Oxycodone to euthanize him? how much I have 60mg tabs in the Ms & 30mg in the oxy. Please don't delay in answering. I can NOT behead him!
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Oh, I'm so sorry for you. It's very hard to lose a beloved pet, and worse if you have to "help".

    I have heard that using starter fluid, which is just ether, can knock them out. Perhaps that and the drugs in a strong overdose. Just don't use up meds you need for yourself. Or, maybe car exhaust (carbon monoxide). God bless and good luck, I hope you both find peace.
  3. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    I hope someone here can give you the information you need. I know what a difficult time this is for you and my heart goes out to you and your turkey.
  4. Franzen Farms

    Franzen Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Wilmington, IL
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  5. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    i know you dont wish to behead but it really is the quickest and painless way to do it.
    could you not ask a neighbour or friend to do the deed for you?
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  6. toto65

    toto65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Holland, VT
    I have to agree with spish, that sounds much worse to me than beheading.
  7. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    laguna hills CA
    Make your approximate location known and maybe a fellow forum member will voluteer to help. I would If I live close enough.
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:I second that, sharp ax is the best euthanizer.

    All other means gassing etc may cause much more suffering.

    There are only 2 humane and painless ways to end misery of an animal.

    Needle, or ax.
  9. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    I am sorry for your struggling over this. There are other ways to quickly kill a large bird without beheading. Some are no easier. If you are really just trying to put the bird down, a shotgun is an effective tool. At close range, a shot to the head or neck will not be felt by your turkey. Not trying to be gruesome, just offering another option.
  10. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Yes shotgun will do it very good too, but shotgun has limitations, not everybody here owns one, shotgun makes lot of noise, therefore if you shoot one in one of those gun paranoid areas of our country you can get into deep poop.

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