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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by vboro farm girl, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. vboro farm girl

    vboro farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey yall I need help I have a tom turkey that was bullying my dog the other day and he grabbed him and tore a hole in his chest, well I cleaned it up and sprayed blue kote on it, and have been watching it to make sure it don't get infected, today I have noticed he just stands around and has been limping his head is real pale and I think he is in bad shape someone please advise me on what I can give him to make him get better or I am afraid he's not going to make it too much longer
     
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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    If he got bit in the chest area, you have to check and be sure that it didn't also tear a hole in his crop. If he has a hole in his crop, you just as well put him down.
     
  3. vboro farm girl

    vboro farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think it would be ok to eat him or would it be too risky
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I accidentally poked a hole in a young tom's crop last year. Because I knew what happened, I processed him immediately. By waiting until he showed signs of being ill you have allowed him to possibly develop infections. Just the way I do things but I don't eat sick poultry.
     
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  5. vboro farm girl

    vboro farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking not sure about infection and being bit by the dog, so ill put him down in the morning,... Thanks for the advise
     

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