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HELP! My turkey has swollen feet!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PerfectPlumage, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    So long story short, my family bought a house and inherited all the very old animals living there already, adding to our number of pets. Lot of the animals died of natural causes and we're left with only 2 now, a sheep and a turkey. I have recently noticed out old, sweet female turkey has extremely swollen feet. We are gonna catch her and look at her feet soon. I know there's no bumble foot because no scab and if she had it for this long I don't think she would even be able to use her feet. We have to be really gentle with her because she's arthritic and very, very, very, very old. I am way more experienced with chickens then with turkeys. What do I do?
     
  2. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    HELP
     
  3. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, thanks.
     
  4. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was reading that it's because she's a meat turkey and they get a lot of foot problems. I also read some treatments and I am gonna try them. But any advice how to catch her without hurting her? I am afraid to grab her like a chicken or by the feet because she's so stiff and fragile.
     
  5. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will probably wait until she is asleep and grab her.
     
  6. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    No I haven't incubated before. I am in the spring though. I leave chick hatching to the broody hens :p
     

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