Sick turkey

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cramey, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. cramey

    cramey New Egg

    Feb 27, 2016
    I have 7 9 mounth old turkeys, they are all healthy expert one I noticed yesterday it wasn't eating or acting right it was just standing in the pen away from the rest and doesn't even move it's so weak it doesn't even fly up to roost what can I do and should I get it away from my healthy birds?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you have poorly turkey :hugs I'm afraid I'm not a turkey person but I'm sure if you pop by the turkey section of the forum the keepers there should be able to help you. Here is the link ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope you able to get your bird better again real soon :fl
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! It would be good to make an additional thread in the Emergency/Disease/Injury forum to get some more advice. You might want to take a picture of the turkey and the feces to help them out. One common disease that I know in young turkeys is Blackhead. It's caused by a protozoa spread by parasites. You are going to need a wormer to worm them and there's another medicine to help repair damages but I can't remember what it's called.
  4. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
    [​IMG] You have been given good information, so I'll just say hi!
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would separate her from the others - even tho she may have spread her illness to them already. When a bird is ailing, it's worse if the others bump them or push around, so isolation is good for it. If she try a special treat, will she take it. Or a bit of sugar in the water. Has she been laying before this happened? Is she laying at all now? Do you think she may be eggbound?
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. Good luck with your girl.

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