Hi, all. In June, we had four "volunteer rescue" juvenile wild turkeys wander up and lay claim to our house/yard/cars/fence/roof, etc. Thinking they were too big for predators and not having any advance notice of their arrival, I didn't have an enclosure in which they could sleep. On day 2, something got one of the little girls (or she ran away, we never found feathers or any other signs of her), leaving us three. My husband immediately constructed a make shift pen that we weighted down with water jugs. We used that until he recently finished the chicken/turkey duplex tractor (but that's a whole other post). Now my birds run free during the day and have the Ft. Knox of Poultry in which to sleep soundly and safely. Enter new turkey - about two weeks ago, a friend of ours was complaining about a turkey they had gotten about two years ago. The turkey was pooping on their brand new concrete and staining it and they were going to go ahead and put her in the freezer. Ignoring my husband's protests, I drove over and shoved the offending turkey into a cat carrier (spatial relationships aren't my thing, I'm an English teacher) and rushed her home to safety. Bertha, as we named her, is a B I G girl. She dearly loves to eat just about anything and has a lovely disposition, loving her feathers to be finger combed. The previous owner said Bertha walked funny (waddled like a duck) because she was fat but as she became part of our family, I started thinking something is wrong with her legs. Her legs are much shorter than the other three's legs and they're very thick. Her feet look like she has edema. She will come running for meal worms, but it's more a side to side endeavour than smooth, ice skating stride of the others. The skin on the front of her legs is almost human flesh colored but the color changes around back on on her feet. Taking a picture of her feet has proved to be a chore but if someone thinks they can help us, I will hold her down for a photo. As mentioned above, I was not planning on falling in love with turkeys so I did not do the research I would normally do before bringing home a new animal. I have 5 Serama chickens that I DEARLY love and the turkeys don't bother them one bit. Any help or suggestions for reading about Bertha's affliction would be greatly appreciated.