Sick Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hummingbean, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. hummingbean

    hummingbean New Egg

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    I have a turkey that has a cough/ rasping sound when breathing, do you think it is safe to slaughter and eat it?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    If it were me, I would be too afraid to eat it. But that's just me.
     
  3. junkprospector

    junkprospector Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think if it's respritory you should be OK. you may want to try a round of tetracycline in the water for 10 days. my turkey had something going on, sneezing/coughing/ making this funny noise, and just feeling lousy, no strutting, etc. I put him on a round of this for 10 days and things cleared up. he's back to his normal self now - gobbling away and strutting for the girls.
     

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