QUESTION?? Is Turkey/chicken safe to eat with a lump on his face?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4740, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. 4740

    4740 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have 14 chickens that I plan to never eat, they are pets and egg queens. However I have one female turkey that we would like to have for Thanksgiving dinner. However she has a soft lump under one eye. She's on antibiotic water for 2 weeks, as are the chickens due to wheezy breathing and sneezing. Does anyone know if the lump doesnt go away would it indicate that we shouldn't eat the meat? Thank you for any help or direction to a source of knowledge. CE
     
  2. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky. I really could not say but you might try posting your question in the Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures to find out what the problem may be with the turkey. It would be a good idea to post an image if you can so others may be able to see. Best of luck to your flock that they get over their upper respiratory problems soon.


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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You might also post in the Turkey section of the forum. Antibiotics have withdrawal times, and that should be listed on the package.
     
  5. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and :welcome so glad you joined us!!! :weee
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, 4740, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you here! I concur with Red Barn's advice. Good luck to you!!
     
  7. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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