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Rescued a turkey with swollen feet..... now what?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by minifarm8, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. minifarm8

    minifarm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We rescued a turkey last night from a bad situation. No food, protection, or companionship. She was found wandering the hills of northern West Virginia. I have no experience with turkeys and the library book I found only tells me how to raise them for food. She is missing feathers on her neck and chest/belly. Her feet are very swollen also. I am told the feathers are stress related. What about the feet? Is there anything we can do for that?

    She is a sweetie, eats out of our hands. She is in a small pen in our sheep/goat enclosure... the sheep were very curious and made her nervous. I do not know how old she is or even what kind. She did lay an egg for the lady that found her!

    Any help is appreciated. If she heals, I will need to find her a friend.
    Trying the picture thing.... not sure if it will work.

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    It worked!!!

    Thanks
     
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  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well you got a hen meat turkey there, bbb..

    The feathers on the chest are from not being able to roost, they brake them off from there weight, they also can get breast blisters to from this,

    as for The feet..looks like gout maybe or a severe case of bumble foot..

    you will need to research as to what it is..i cant say..if you can get a look at the bottom of the feet i may or someone else maybe able to tell you what you got going on with her, take a pic,, look for black plugs in the feet for bumble/staff infection which is contagious..where rubber gloves while handling the feet just in case..

    Charlie
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  3. minifarm8

    minifarm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. I will look at the bottom of her foot in the morning and see what I find. Found a good article describing what to do if it is Bumblefoot.
     

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