Sad day for us.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Turkey parents, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife's BB White Holland Tom passed away right in front of us. He was happy and seemingly healthy one minute and fell over the next
     
  2. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh no. I'm so sorry. I know how much he meant to you. :hugs Are you doing a necropsy to determine cause?
     
  4. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, so sorry to hear about that :(
     
  5. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jupiter wasn't my bird, my wife is pretty upset she loved that bird and while I wasn't as attached to him as she was I did enjoy the love he showed her. Mars is still healthy for now. As far as the Necropsy I don't know enough about what they look like inside to be successful. I have been studying but only had a couple months I couldn't find the books until recently.
     
  6. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a vet could do a necropsy, or somebody who is very familiar with the inside of a turkey. I'm very sorry to hear about this. I have no experience with turkeys and very little with chickens but I had a chicken suddenly die this summer. And I have heard from people that they have literally seen their chicken just drop dead right in front of them for no apparent reason either. So you have to assume it's either something like a heart attack or a stroke. Or maybe a blood clot in the lungs. But who knows. Maybe we should all be so lucky just to go like that, happy one minute and gone the next. But it's still very hard. Very sorry.
     
  7. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect stroke or heart attack, he was far less trouble than Mars she gets into everything. They had both followed us down to the work shop, Jupiter was strutting around the shop hadn't pecked at anything bumped into a tool cart with his wing and fell over.
     
  8. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, my hens are nosey. Way nosey. How is Mars? Is she looking for him? I just hate this happend. :(
     
  9. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's looking for him, and calling she hasn't been as clingy tonight as she has been all week
     
  10. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife was out with our daughter enjoying the 4+ feet of snow we have when it happened. I was maybe 5 feet away from him, talking to my mother helping her with a break job on her truck heard him hit the cart turned around to see him stumble and fall
     

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