Safe to eat turkey with wry neck? Help!

DCS

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Long story short, 3 days ago we noticed one of our BBB was suddenly walking backwards and flipping his neck up and around. He seemed alert and was chirping, aside from the whole balance thing. I figured it might be wryneck, brought him up to the garage and started the vitamin thing.

(He and all the others are on 30% gamebird and doing well.)

Tonight, DH announced that he felt like the little guy was suffering too much, not eating or drinking (probably because he couldn't), and we decided to let him go. (DH has a thing about suffering, and couldn't stand it)

But now, do I butcher him for consumption? He's 8 weeks old, and I"m sure there's meat there. But it is safe? I assume so, but thought I'd poll the crowd first.
 

Peeper7

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If it's really wry neck then there is no reason I can think of not to eat it.
If the symptom is caused by some disease, then I would say not.
good luck
 

DCS

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He's "resting" peacefully in the fridge. It seemed the humane thing to do. (DH was really upset about the little guy possibly suffering.)

So it's an early Thanksgiving for us. His meat an innards looked fine, so I will presume it was just a fluke.
 

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