Royal Palm Tom lethargic in corner on day 3 now

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BikerBabeRules, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have Royal Palm Tom who up to 3-4 days ago, was doing what Tom's do with his 2 hens. He was acting like a Turkey, strutting around all about himself, even trying to mate with old Sally (40 lb. double breasted white turkey) with what didn't seem like any luck. Then, he was laying down in the barn, not going outside, but would be up to move if I approached him. The day after that, he laid head first in the corner, won't move/hasn't moved and even when I pet him, he doesn't much care. I have no clue what could be wrong with him, he looks fine. He did seem to be limping or favoring his feet when he walked, just prior to this laydown stage. He's 5 years old, was given to me last fall. What do I do? I won't eat him, I don't eat meat, and if you say cull, I'll have to get someone to do that too.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not sure what's wrong eather, but I'd say, keep him warm, make sure he eats and drinks, and a poultry vitamin supplement may help give him a boost. Hope he makes it though.
     
  3. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He passed a few hours after this post. He had a little trickle of blood coming from his beek, other than that, he looked healthy. Don't know what happened but did open up a turkey egg this morning, it was fertile. So, I'll put the next couple in the bator and see what happens.
    Thanks for caring.
     

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