Help! Young turkey with a leg injury..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by barnmom27, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. barnmom27

    barnmom27 Hatching

    Nov 14, 2016
    we got this turkey yesteady from the feed store it has a broken legs and the guy said it's been broken for a little while, he just didn't know what to do with it.. so we now have it and we are trying our best to do right by the little guy, it's so sweet! He's still eating and drinking and it's mobility is kinda limited because it's so unbalanced but it definitely tries to move around. We have named it pirate incase the leg has to be amputated. Any advice I would greatly appreciate![​IMG]

  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    If it has healed like that, I'm not sure what can be done short of re-breaking and setting it, which I can't advise without a vet's assistance.

    Are you raising this little guy as a pet?

    From the photo, I can't tell very clearly... Are BOTH of his legs broken/healed?

    Honestly, I would consider culling. He will continue to grow and put on weight. His mobility will be severely limited and his quality of life could suffer. In the end, only you can decide what is best for the birds in your care, but I feel it would be more humane to put him down.

    Hopefully, someone with more experience in this area can give you more help.

    I'm very sorry for your troubles.


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