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poult with bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by feedman77, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out four poults this mourning. One of them is about 6 hours old and has leg that looks swollen at the knee. The leg stays along the body and won't extend.

    Is this fixable or should I cull the poult.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Have you posted on the turkey forum? I know very little about turkeys, but leg bone deformities can be very common. You might try putting some poultry vitamins and minerals in the water in case it might be a vitamin deficiency.
     
  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I posted there as well. I tried a recommendation from there. As a pulled hamstring or slipped tendon. But to no avail. As hard as it was for me to do I decided to cull the poult. As the others were doing ok.

    Thanks for advice will keep in mind if it happens again.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry about your poult.
     

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