My turkey died

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by One Acre Wonder Farm, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    One of my three Narragansett turkeys (hatched 7/23/09) died overnight.

    Last night when I fed & watered they were all fine.

    They have been cooped and fed turkey grower feed. All seemed extremely healthy as of last night. I found no visible signs of injury when I examined her body. Rigor had set in over all parts of body, but the neck, is this normal? (Could she have broken her neck?).

    I am so sad. And frustrated that I don't know what happened to her.
     
  2. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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  4. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry that happened. Mystery deaths are always the worst. [​IMG]
     
  5. hoosiergal

    hoosiergal Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] sorry to hear about that.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    It's possible she could have broken her neck, when that happens you should be able to feel it. We have had peafowl and pheasants break their necks and you could tell. Did you see anything different in the poo?

    Steve in NC
     
  7. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    Thanks for everyone's support!

    Pooh looked normal.

    yesterday afternoon, while spending time with the surviving tom & hen I noticed that the tom has abrasions on the top of his head and the hen had a tiny bleeding wound on the top of her head also. She particularly was extremely skittish. I wonder if a predator on the outside of the coop scared them so badly that they injured themselves in panic?
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Very possible

    Steve
     

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