Sick Turkey .

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ericchris, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. ericchris

    ericchris Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 14, 2012
    I have a turkey that is standing around with her eyes closed and is puffy all the time i was wondering if she is sick or what is going on with her because when i got her she was fine and she was eating but now she is not eating anymore what can i do to make her better .
    Please and thank you
    We have 17 baby turkeys that are hatching and they started today and hope the rest are here very soon .
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Was she loosing feathers - wondering if the might be moulting
    Have you checked feed for mold? Sometimes that happens and can make the poultry ill. Turkeys can be prone to blackhead. You might want to check with County agent (in your are or your NPIP poultry office to see if it's been in your geographic area.
    Then have you noticed any change in the droppings for your bird?

    I would suggest vitamin water, bringing her something she might like to eat - scrambled eggs. She may need worming - I would really suggest that. How long has she been at your home. Good luck!
  3. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2012


    The sulphur yellow, bloodstained, foamy dropping is a sign of a disease called Blackhead or Histamonosis which is caused by a protozoan parasite infecting the gut.

    Other symptoms of this disease include:

    Loss of appetite
    Poor growth
    Darkened or blue tinged comb
    Blood in faeces
    Progressive depression and emaciation

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