One of our turkey's is very ill

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SuzanneW, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. SuzanneW

    SuzanneW Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I actually posted this in disease forum, but no one has answered and so I thought I would try in this one and hope someone can advice me.

    Yesterday, she was absolutely fine, but this morning, I went in to their pen as usual and at first, I thought she was dead! But on a closer look, I saw she was alive, but seems so very weak. I see no enlarged feet or legs. But have a feeling it is coming from inside her as her breathing is very laboured. Her toilet is very yellow and like a half boiled egg in consistancy. She keeps closing her eyes as though it is just too much like hard work to keep them open. However, when I picked her up the first time, she was very passive, but on doing it again, she struggled, so obviously a bit of strength came back. She is off her food completely.

    Could it be worms and if so, what can I do since my husband is at work and I have no means to getting worming tablets.

    Please help if you can, because the poor mite is suffering so much and I feel pretty helpless.

    Suzanne
     
  2. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I suppose it could be worms. do you have blackhead around? Might try cayenne pepper, heavy dose on food possibly scrambled eggs. Old time "wormer" not saying it does work, just passing along what I have read.

    Hope she gets better

    RobertH
     
  3. SuzanneW

    SuzanneW Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for reply but sadly, she has died! It happened all so fast because yesterday, she was fine!!
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    So sorry to hear about your poult. :hugs Do you have any other poults or turkeys?
     
  5. SuzanneW

    SuzanneW Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I am so glad I joined this site because it is heart warming to not have my feelings laughed at!

    We have 14 chickens, 3 ducks, 2 rabbits, 2 ginny fowl and now 2 turkeys.

    The worst part is having to wait for hubby to get home and do the deed of burying!!
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    This is a great site because we understand how difficult it is to lose an animal - a pet. I lost a pea fowl last week and I cried like a big ole' baby. But all of my pea friends understood and consoled me. That is a wonderful feeling. Our animals are our pets - our babies.

    Yes, burying will be hard. Just have your memorial service and remember the good times that you had with the little one. Your angel is in a better place. No more pain.

    Not sure what meds you can get in your area but you may want to think about stocking up on different meds in the event something happens, you will have everything there with you. That's what I'm doing myself. I have some meds but not everything.

    Wishing you good luck with all of your animals. If you need ANYTHING or if you have ANY question, please post. And don't feel bad about what YOU may think is silly, it is NOT a silly question to us. We need to hear your concerns an questions, so that we can help you. There are so many knowledgeable people on this website.

    Sending good vibes your way. :hugs
     
  7. SuzanneW

    SuzanneW Out Of The Brooder

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    What a heart warming response - thank you so very much!

    The problem is that here in France, where I live (from the uk), the general attitude is one that animals are there to either eat or hunt. I generally get laughed at when I am craddling our animals in my arms - but I don't give a hoot!

    We once tried our hands at two goats but one became very ill and we called out the vet, who was kind and gave nutrients and she was doing so well - lol not the vet! The next morning, I went to feed her and found her cold. With tears pouring down my face, I had no choice but to drag her out of her enclosure, since the other one was there too. I kept saying sorry because of bumping too and fro and our neighbour came to see me about something and just stood there with a blank face. I wished she would just buzz off to which she did!

    No matter the animal; they all deserve to be treated with respect.

    I so appreciate your lovely invitation and it could be me using it as she is the third one to be unwell. Happily the other two are doing great now!
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Sorry to hear about your goat. :hugs Yes, all animals deserve to be treated with respect.

    Well now you have found your furry animal loving family. US!!!!! BYC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please post as often as you like. If you need to PM me, please do so.

    Welcome to the BYC Family - A Place That Cares. :frow
     
  9. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our Kids are our pets (no goats though) we pour our hearts and time into them. regardless of intent, they should be treated with respect and kindness ESPECIALLY it they may also help feed your family. Our mostly feed our souls and not our stomachs. but they have become a part of the family. I will do whatever I have to to protect, care for and feed them. They eat Before we do, because they cannot completely care for themselves.

    what I am trying to say is X2 Kountrygirl

    RobertH
     
  10. De Wet

    De Wet Chillin' With My Peeps

    About 2 months ago I got a female turkey with the same symtoms after deworming it seem her illness was blackhead and the end I have to cull her they say the correct treatment for blackhead is metronidazole...
     

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