How should I treat this bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kessel23, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Enabler

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    My Broad Breasted Bronze turkey hen has bumblefoot. I have treated smaller poultry before but I don't know how I could treat this hen. I can't flip her over or turn her onto her side, as soon as I do she starts struggling to breath. In the past I would do the method where you cut into the bird's foot. Is there any other way to do it? I won't be able to cut into her foot to remove it while keeping her upright the whole time.
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    I can't do anything right now, I do not have the time. I have a week long spring break starting on Saturday so that's when I am planning to start treating her. I figured I would ask now so that I can get supplies and stuff.
     
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  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    Have you thought about building a poultry chair to elevate her so you can work on it? Just shooting suggestions since I’ve never worked bumble on a turkey before.
     
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  5. 21hens-incharge

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    Excellent idea!

    Yup, a turkey chair!

    Now how to do it........:hmm

    Maybe 1" pvc pipe, pipe elbows, pipe glue, a pair of pvc pipe cutters.....a big old towel or a folded sheet with leg holes maybe....
     
  6. staceyj

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    Or..... the Squatch Watchers baby swing!

    Is that you Henny or @Chickassan that does that?
     
  7. 21hens-incharge

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    It's Chicky! :p

    I had hoped I got my post corrected before anyone quoted it. :rolleyes: autocorrect.
    Off was typed as P V C. I swear autocorrect wants everyone to think I have been drinking.
     
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    Any tips on using a baby swing when treating bumbles you can share here?
     
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  9. staceyj

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    Omg. Lololol:lau:lau:lau:yuckyuck
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Wonders if the turkey forum might get more viable responses.
    Biggest problem seems to be how to safely handle such large bird.
    Hmmm...wonder who the turkey experts are around here?
     

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