Help. Whats wrong with my turkey?(pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jaclyn528, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jaclyn528

    Jaclyn528 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2009
    Went to the barn yesterday morning to find both of my 5 month old blue slate tom turkeys had what looked like dried up blood on their heads. I thought that they got in a fight. When i got closer to them the blood looks like its under the skin like little bruises all over.None of the other 19 turkeys are having this problem.They are eating,drinking and acting normal. Today one looks alittle worse it is still eating and drinking but it walks around away from the other turkeys shaking its head almost like his snood is bothering him.(if that makes any sense)Also his head is turning a darker blue/purple color.I have spent alot of my day looking on the internet trying to find out what might be going on but have found nothing.please help me. THANKS [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    What was the temperature where you are the last couple of days and was there any wind?
  3. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2008
    Not sure,but you might look up Blackhead desease in Turkeys. Are they kept with chickens?

    Poor growth.
    Sulphur-yellow diarrhoea.
    Cyanosis of head-blood under the skin-purplish

    Progressive depression and emaciation

    I only had this happen once when I kept my Turkeys with my chickens before I knew this desease existed. Some people keep Turkeys,and chickens together,and never have this problem. I was unfortunate,and did.
  4. Jaclyn528

    Jaclyn528 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2009
    Hasn't been to cold here the last couple of days,and they have been kept in the barn so no wind.Today is the first day i have let them freerange in over a month cause last time they were out all 21 of them decided to visit the neighbors.They have not been kept with chickens for about 2 months but were before that.I looked into blackhead disease but they haven't lost any weight and are eating and drinking normally.They don't seem to act depressed,not yet anyways.When your turkeys had it did they look like mine do?Thanks
  5. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    It looks like fighting to me.
  7. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    20 min N of Denver
    Could be from fighting, like a blood blister under the skin?
  8. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Mine looked like that kinda, after they got into a fight with each other.
  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    that one got beaten up, I've had that with some of mine. watch him sometime they give up and die
  10. Jaclyn528

    Jaclyn528 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thanks for all the replys.I hope its nothing serious,i am really attatched to all 21 of my turkeys and would be heartbroken if it is something that would wipe out my entire flock.Probably need to get rid of some of the toms if they are already fighting and it isn't even breeding season yet.

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