Help! Baby Turkey got caught under the shelter as it moved

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rjohns39, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    One of my Narragansett Turkey's got her leg caught under the shelter as we moved it. I don't feel any broken bones in leg or wing. She flailed a lot trying to get free and now has a lot of lost feathers near her wing joints and some minor skin abrasions. I've moved her to the hospital and provided food and water but am uncertain what else if anything I should do. All advice is welcome. I'm a newbee.

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I don't know much about Turkeys, so hopefully someone else will chime in.

    Separating her so you can monitor was a good idea. If she has any cut/wounds, clean them and apply some Blu-Kote or triple antibiotic ointment.
    Sometimes injuries can take a while to heal, make sure she is eating/drinking well. You can also add some poultry vitamins to her water.

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