- Oct 16, 2011
I have a sick turkey. My neighbor feeds my birds veggie scraps and i didnt know it at the time but he gave them a bunch of onion sraps. (I dont give them onions) the next morning the turkey was laying in the coop and only got up when i spread some scratch on the ground. ate a few pecks and then layed back down. i took it in the house and fed and watered in a Dog crate for the day. It reeked of onions...thats how i found out about the onions. It seemed ok in the evening, paced alot and vocalized like normal. I put it back out in the coop after dark and it hopped up to top roost like normal and seemed fine. today it was sick again. laying on ground with wings spread out got up to eat when i fed them but then almost choked on food and i had to massage its throat to help it swallow.. i brought it back in the house and it is in a dog crate again. ANy advice would be apreciated i am a vet tech but new to turkeys.