Leg scales falling off, raw skin underneath

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Le Moth, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Le Moth

    Le Moth Songster

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    I noticed a week ago that this young turkey hen kept pecking at her toes and legs.
    Now her legs look awful, scabby and brown, she's pecking at her legs constantly, the scales are coming off leaving raw skin underneath.
    Anyone know what this is?
    Can I treat it?
    Is it contagious to our ducks and pet turkey?

    She isn't a pet but a wild turkey that is friendly with us. IMG_2652.JPG IMG_2654.JPG IMG_2655.JPG IMG_2656.JPG
     
  2. Le Moth

    Le Moth Songster

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    When she was pecking them a week ago, her legs looked fine, I didn't see any raised scales or anything caught on them, when she reappeared they were like this.
    I can definitely get my hands on her if needed by grabbing her when she's eating.
    She has also separated herself from her small flock of siblings however I had assumed it was because she could be ready to lay. She is absent when they roost at night though and always appears on her own.
     
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