My BBB turkey cant get up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenjim77, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. chickenjim77

    chickenjim77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a BBB TOM and it rained and got pretty cold xmas eve. Xmas day i noticed he was laying in the same spot all day. I tried to get him up but he wont stand. Idk wut to do or wut could b wrong.. ive put him in my dogs house wit food water and blankets.. does anyone have any helpfull info? He eats and drinks and doesnt seem to b in any pain..
     
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    How big is he? If a Broad Breasted turkey is not restricted in feeding,they will get obese and have heart and leg problems. Check his feet for bumble foot, and his legs for swelling. Can you upload a picture of him?
     
  3. chickenjim77

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    I feed him with the rest of the flock of mine. Which consists of about 100 birds from chickens,geese,guineas,ducks,peacocks,andmy other turkies twice a day.. so he doesnt free feed all day. He is hudge though.. i will upload a photo tomorrow morning. What is bumblefoot and what does it look like..
     
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    I decided to go take a few pics here they r..
     
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  6. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    His foot looks very swollen... probably from the pressure of all of his weight when standing. I am not sure what to do to stop the swelling, so hopefully someone who does will chime in.
     
  7. chickenjim77

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    Ok thank u. His name is Fred and he is my buddy. I hope someone on here possibly knows wut i should do for him i dont want anything to happen to him.
     
  8. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try posting in the Turkeys section, or the Emergencies/Injuries/Diseases and Cures.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

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    You could try soaking his legs in some Epsom salts. But, and you're not going to like this, the kindest thing would be to butcher him. Like meat chickens, BB turkeys aren't meant to lead a long life. They can live for a while with feed restriction and lots of exercise, but I think you're pretty far past that point.

    Sorry. Good luck :hugs
     

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