Just arrived and need help please

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Mother of All, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received (2) I was told broad breasted whites, they are about 4 to 6 weeks old I was told. I'm new with turkeys and needing advice with they. They both arrived with a deformed leg. It is like the knee is turned in and one is using the knee down to the toes as a food. What can I do. I called the feed store and they only told me to limit there feed and to but vitamins and electrolytes in the water.
     
  2. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post good images for members to see? Did you call the supplier?
     
  3. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have them on a e-mail to my computer but don't know how to get them onto a post. My husband will be home tonight and I will get them posted
     
  4. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. In the meantime, try to save the images to your hard drive - pictures folder or similar. After that, go to uploads at the top of your BYC page, browse to find each image on your pc then copy and paste as directed. Otherwise, tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the pictures

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  6. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's clearly not right. The size looks OK for the age but they are either weak or deformed in the leg. It could be either dietary or hereditary but that's just a novice's guess. Some expert advice will follow, I'm sure, but I suggest that you call the supplier today. They must have known about this before they shipped the birds.

    Poor little devils.
     
  7. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with thaiturkey clearly not right they will not make weight they are already "broken down" vitamins will not help much I think
     
  8. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you contact the supplier yet? The pics. speak for themselves so you could, perhaps, email them to make you point.

    If you don't get a satisfactory explanation and full refund, perhaps you should post details of the supplier here as a warning to other potential customers. The birds are clearly in difficulties and he should have seen that before sending them to you.

    The next think will be to decide what to do with the chicks. If the supplier doesn't want them back then they might have to be destroyed. We need an expert to join the thread to advise you.
     
  9. Mommi3130

    Mommi3130 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow poor birds [​IMG] I am so sorry you are going through that.
     

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