I need help.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Reginaz, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Reginaz

    Reginaz New Egg

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    My baby girl can not stand or walk very well, she is maybe around two months old not sure we got her from some people that didn't want them. She is eating and drinking good all around the same turkey just can't walk. What is this?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It could be a lot of different things and from this description it is impossible to say. Three things that come to mind are: a congenital defect (i.e., born crippled), an injury, or Mareks disease. I had a crippled turkey poult this year. At first she was able to get around well enough but it got worse the bigger she grew (and heavier she got) and at 12 weeks I decided it was kindest to cull her, as by that stage she was no longer able to get to food and water very well and would not have been able to run and hide from a predator. Euthanizing her seemed more humane than watching her slowly starve to death.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    How is she doing today?
     

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