HELP please. My turkey acts drunk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FLOWERPOT, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a big white turkey, Not sure the breed but I thought it was a heritage, but have lately been wondering that point.
    Anyway, He acts like he is drunk, cant seem to stand still. walks forward but when he stops he takes a few steps backward and then sits, he dosent seem to be able to keep his balance and tonight couldnt get up on the roost.
    My other turkeys guineas ducks and chickens are all alright, Just him, and there are no other symptoms that I can tell.
    What is going on with him?
     
  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any turkey experts out there?
     
  3. master

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    i think it has problms or its just hyper!
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he still acting off? Could he have gotten water in his ear? I'm not a turkey person, so I'm sorry I can't help you more. But to name a few possibilities... head injury, Newcastle, or poisoning.
     
  5. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the responses
    yesterday he couldnt even stand on his feet, I have him seperated from the flock, but I have not checked on him yet this morning.
     

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