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my turkey has a sprained neck

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by GeeBee, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Egg

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    Hello fellas,im new to this site and am new to rearing turkey as well,i woke up this morning and i realize that my six month old turkey's neck is hanging way downwards and he can not raise it up,im truly baffled cos he kind of looks like he is dying,i av tried every possible first aid at my disposal,by massaging etc,but nothing seems to be aiding his condition,so please fella kindly help me out,cos this turkey must not die,cos it will hurt me if it does....im waiting for your opinion....
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Egg

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    it seems this issue is getting worse,the neck is dropping down like a lifeless bird,aside he cannot stand anymore,like some form of paralysis,he is trying to regain energy,but his body is not responding and his is getting weaker,by the hour,im just perplexed,kindly help me with a solution
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    How long has your turkey had this? Do you have any medications on hand listed in the info that Frosty posted? I see that you are new and Welcome here, so I know that you are not able to post a pic.

    When was the last time that your turkey had something to eat or drink.
     
  5. GeeBee

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    i appreciate ur open arms,as to my turkey it started yesterday morning,prior to that he was hail and healthy,as the ailment started,he lost his appetite and before u know he as lost weight and he is stooling,i tried to feed him,in which he manage to take some,in the course of feeding,he looks as if he was choking,so i had to stop,though i av isolate him,from other birds,but i need some prescription of medication,to purchase,later this morning.cos i dont even know how to go about this situation,cos this sickness is totally strange to me,i hope u can help kuntrygirl
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:So sorry to hear about your turkey. I know how you feel. I have had my share of illnesses with my turkey. Without seeing a pic or knowing more information, it is kinda hard to know what is wrong with your turkey.

    Would your turkey/turkey's neck perhaps be in this position, facing downward towards the ground? My tom's neck was this way when he developed a respiratory problem a couple of years ago. Please click on to this link below and read about the problem that I had with my turkey. You will find pictures as well. Please let me know if your turkey looks anything remotely close to the pic. I will try my best to help you the best that I know how.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=464798
     

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