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Hello From New Braunfels Tx

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newturkeygirl, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. newturkeygirl

    newturkeygirl In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2014
    New Braunfels Texas
    I recently inherited a chicken named LaFawnduh and a female turkey (crossed wild and domestic) I've become quite attached and recently found out my turkey (Fiona) was injured before I got her. She was cut on her right breast which got infected. I was able to get her to the vet, and antibiotics have cleared her infection, but now she doesn't want to stand on her own and seems to be in a lot of pain. She still eats, drinks, and poops regularly though, I just have to move her around. Her feet are now swollen and I have no clue what to do to help her. [​IMG]

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Oh she looks sweet. What does the vet say? I don't know if turkeys get bumblefoot like chickens do. You might try posting in the "emergencies, diseases, illness, cures," thread. Meanwhile

    put "Bumblefoot" in the search box and see if it sounds like her problems.
  3. newturkeygirl

    newturkeygirl In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2014
    New Braunfels Texas
    She is so sweet. The vet said that after the infection is gone she'd be fine because her cut was already healing. She was doing okay until a couple of days in with the antibiotic, she just laid down and wouldn't get up. I looked up bumble foot and she's not that swollen and there doesn't appear to be any holes. I get her up throughout the day and make her stand but she uses me a lot because she isn't strong enough to stand on her own. Do you know how long a turkey can lay on their feet without getting up and still be okay? That is what I'm worried about. I fear she will lay too much and lose all mobility and strength. I'm going to call the vet tomorrow to see what he suggests. Thank you for your response
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    [​IMG] to BYC!

    Good luck with your bird. What a cutie pie!

    Definitely check in with the emergency section here of BYC.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011

  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! You've received some good advice here, best of luck to you.
  8. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    Welcome to BYC! I am curious to hear the vet's diagnosis.
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC follow some of the advice already given. I would also start her on vitamins and probiotics of some sort.
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