Sick bird (BBB Hen "Mars")

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Turkey parents, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the other day Mars started exhibiting symptoms of a nasty cold. I automatically jumped to the worst possible thoughts BLACK HEAD but she wasn't exhibiting all the symptoms. I read in a post here that someone had used cayenne pepper to fight it. I told my wife to pick up some yesterday while she was in town. I managed to get her to drink two sips of water and two bites of instant mashed potatoes with cayenne pepper powder mixed in this morning she was 100% better than 12 hours before. I don't know if it was the cayenne pepper or just that she had a standard issue cold and she fought it off she ate two whole helpings of mashed potatoes and drank the water. I'm going to keep up on the cayenne pepper just in case it was that
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck.
     
  3. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's doing better was really glad to see me when I came back in tonight but now she's ignoring me I am slightly worried but not as much as the other day
     
  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Good. Hope she'll be ok.
     
  5. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The things I do for her... I really am starting to wonder if I'm crazy. I noticed she was picking at her feet and legs a lot so this morning the wife and I gave her a bath just in case she had mites now she's sitting in front of a heater with a towel draped over her. She's none too happy with me right now
     
  6. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] First dry ground in 3-4 months. Mars is one happy turkey right now
     
  7. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Good for Mars! I think Annie spent 2-3 hours in a dust bath the other day!
     
  8. Turkey parents

    Turkey parents Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 45 minutes here plus however long she'd been bathing before I got back from selling logs and a truck
     

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