Help. Turkey with a swollen neck

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cgjsmith, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was fine a few hours ago. We gave Them watermelon to snack on and now her whole neck is swollen. She's not having breathing problem and she's still trying to eat and play. I held her upside down and ran my had down her beck and nothing. Could she eat too much water melon? C
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it possibly an allergic reaction to watermelon? I guess birds could have them just like we do?
     
  3. redbarnmeadows

    redbarnmeadows Out Of The Brooder

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    It's okay - sounds like she just has a full crop. Perfectly normal. Chickens and turkeys pretty much wear their stomachs on the front of their necks, so she just has a full belly [​IMG] Not to worry.
     

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