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HELP PLEASE! Swollen neck and lethargic turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by arr36, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. arr36

    arr36 Out Of The Brooder

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    My turkey poult Jon Snow who's around 4 months old has suddenly become very listless today and I've noticed his neck is very swollen with air. What could be causing this? I want to do everything I can to help.

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  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you posted over on the emergency thread? Poor guy!
     
  3. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bug bite or ruptured air sac perhaps? Hope all turns out well.
     
  4. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Have you found out anything yet? it might be a ruptured air sac like eggsoteric said but i'm not that much of turkey expert. But if you know its air inside there, that might be what it is.
     
  5. arr36

    arr36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Update - HE LIVES! I tried aspirating and got some air out but it just kept collecting there again. He was so sickly and I really thought he would die. I gave him some metronidazole as I had seen it recommended in another forum, cayenne in his water, and kept him separated for a few days from the flock. He is back to himself completely, eating well, running up for treats, strutting and flying up high to perch again. Phew! The swelling is still there but I'm confident that it'll go as it's less every day. Thanks for all the help.
     
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  6. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Great news! Thanks for the update!!
     

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