Severed Windpipe?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jbhuff518, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. jbhuff518

    jbhuff518 New Egg

    Aug 1, 2016
    I am raising my first turkeys, which are now 5 weeks old. I just put a group of them outside yesterday for the first time and had a problem. When I went back out, 2 were OK, 2 were injured on their necks. I think the turkeys stuck their necks out of the chain link pen and one of our dogs bit them (only thing I can think of). One turkey has minor wounds and should be fine if no infection. The other has a severed windpipe. Somehow it is still alive after about 24 hours and is eating/drinking/walking around normally. It is currently breathing out of a hole in its neck. Is there anything I can do for it? Can you super glue the trachea back together???
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I'm sorry you are having trouble.

    Can you take him to a vet?
    It sounds like he may need to have some stitches.
  3. honeyb711

    honeyb711 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Superglue? [​IMG] Is it still alive? I would make a ph call to your nearest vet & go from there. Goodluck.

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