My turkey broke its foot/leg

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kybosslady79, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. kybosslady79

    kybosslady79 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 5 month old bourbon red tom had some string tangled around his feet and legs. I managed to get him down and got the string off but at the last second before I let him up he started struggling and I heard his leg/foot make a loud pop. Immediately he couldn't stand on it and right at the area that would be conskdered the ankle on a human he can't stand on it it keeps turning inwards. Not sure if it's broken or if it's dislocated somehow. I've got it wrapped with some vet wrap tape and have him in a dog crate where he can't really move around a lot. He has heat in the area he doesn't even try to stand on it. I really don't want to cull him any suggestions or advice? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    That's rough. If you have access to a vet, that's your best option, otherwise you will just have to wait and see if it heals. If you don't see any improvement in a few weeks I would start to think about culling.
     
  3. kybosslady79

    kybosslady79 Out Of The Brooder

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    After almost 2 weeks of being quarantined and kept from moving a lot and also wrapping his leg/foot with a homemade brace and vet wrap he's now walking and putting some weight on his broken foot. The swelling has mostly went away he has a limp but is able to do everything the other turkeys do. So happy I didn't cull him. [​IMG]
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    That's great news. Glad you let us know how it went. He healed up pretty quickly.
     
  5. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Good for him! Great news!
     
  6. KarateHorse

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    Our turkey broke her leg and we just let her heal we didn't do anything to it. She eventually healed on her own
     
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  7. kybosslady79

    kybosslady79 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a new baby chick with a foot deformity he looks pretty strange but he hops along on one foot. [​IMG]
     

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