Hurt turkey pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChicksAreLife14, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. ChicksAreLife14

    ChicksAreLife14 New Egg

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    My 10 lb dog got into our back room where we have been keeping our turkey chicks and attacked them. One is fine but the other one is hurt. She has what looks like a scratch underneath one of her wings. She can still flap her wings but has no use of her legs. Please help! I don't know what to do!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry about your turkey poult. Can you separate the hurt poult in a little box in the brooder where she can rest? A chicken sling or chair may help get her upright when she is better and not in shock. Clean her wounds with saline and apply plain neosporin ointment twice a day. Look for any puncture wounds. Try getting the chick especially to drink water, then later to eat. Chopped egg or watery feed may be tempting. Give her some time if her legs aren't working, to see if the movement will come back. Adding some chick vitamins to the water would be good.
     
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