Need a little advice…Turkey Poult, Club Feet

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Ourlittlehollow, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Ourlittlehollow

    Ourlittlehollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Two turkey poults hatched today, both with club feet. Will vitamins be enough to fix it or should I attempt to make them "chicken shoes" out of clear tape? Any Advice is greatly appreciated. Thank You.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I guess no one knows, what did you decide to do.
     
  3. Ourlittlehollow

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    I made shoes for both poults, propped them in a paper towel doughnut, in a bowl. Fed them by hand and gave poly-vi-sol drops. One had a full recovery, straight feet within 24 hours and no more flipping over. The smaller and weaker one made no progress and was having difficulty breathing and swallowing so I culled. Something I haven't done before and hope I never get used to. Thanks for reading!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

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    Sorry about the one, but one making it is good news, it's good information so others will know what to do.
     
  5. Ourlittlehollow

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    [​IMG]This is our Ridley Bronze Poult with Blue Slate gene. Doing really well. 6 Days Old.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

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    He is adorable. Do you plan to cross back to blue.
     
  7. Ourlittlehollow

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    I will if I don't get the blue red bronze I am looking for from the turkey eggs we have to hatch. Likely we will have to cross back to blue to achieve the colour pattern we want.
     

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