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I need help with my 14 week old white turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MarvtheTurkey, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. MarvtheTurkey

    MarvtheTurkey New Egg

    Jun 12, 2011
    So, I've had this baby turkey for about 14 weeks. He has been a talkative, happy little turkey. About last week, I was with him walking through the yard helping him find bugs and what not to eat, when I noticed that he had a piece of weed eater string in his mouth. It was about a good inch and a half long. Before I could get it from him, he ate it. [​IMG] So, a couple of days later I noticed he started acting more sluggish. We moved him inside and have been watching him ever since. He does drink water and is starting to eat more. He has white, watery poo. (I suppose that is not good.) He seems fine until I take him outside.When he goes outside he lets his wings droop. Then he just sits there and acts sluggish again. And he is not very talkative anymore. I'm afraid I have lost my pal. [​IMG] He gets a lot of sleep now (which is good for recovering?) I'm not sure if he is going to make it or not, or if he is going to become his former self again. Will he be a mindless zombie turkey for the rest of his life? Or will he just not make it? T.T
  2. JusticeFamilyFarm

    JusticeFamilyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2011
    Southern California
    I'm sorry about your turkey and I wish I had some advice for you- but I would say you might want to post this in the "Emergencies/Diseases/ etc section (look under index)- you may get more replies there. This section is for introductions, so it may not get the same type of attention or response. Good luck and I hope your turkey is doing better soon!
  3. MarvtheTurkey

    MarvtheTurkey New Egg

    Jun 12, 2011
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I hope he's better. [​IMG]

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