New Member that needs advice. Turkey skin hanging under wing.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fmclaney, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Fmclaney

    Fmclaney New Egg

    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello. My name is Frankie my wife and I just purchased a ranch in Alabama. We have 5 bronze turkeys 4 male and 1 female living on the farm and they are like family. Today I noticed the female "momma" had some skin hanging to the ground with very little muscle damage but it is bleeding some. I don't know what to do since I hate to see her suffer. They roam freely and I don't want any prediators getting her. I put some painless anti bac. Spray on her tonight and put her in the barn away from harm. Should I cut the skin off thats hanging? As of right now she seems just fine.

    I think one off the heavy males tried to mate her and ripped her skin. Any advice would be appreciated so much.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Frankie [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope the folks on the ER Forum were able to assist and that your girl makes a full recovery.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Is it possible to photos of the damage? You could add that to your posts here, ER thread etc. It would help others determine the extent of the damage. I would think she will make a full recovery but what then? The tom, or toms may injure her again. If you are in a warm climate please be certain no maggots develop in her wound.
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there and welcome to the chicken club! I am so glad you joined BYC, please make yourself at home and enjoy yourself here! :frow

  7. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    How's your turkey doing today?

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