Son's turkey...Blackhead or normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Butterball, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Butterball

    Butterball Out Of The Brooder

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    My son is raising Broad Breasted Giant White turkeys for 4-H. We have had Royal Palm Turkeys, chickens, and guineas for years, but this is a first w/ the giant white. Anyway, I have no idea what blackhead looks like (though I know all of the symptoms from every book and every post I've read-so i've got the symptoms covered.) However, I've never actually seen a turkey or another bird with blackhead. My son's giant white's beaks have turned black right at the base-where it meets the head though they otherwise seem healthy. Giant white turkeys have pink beaks though-right? I will be giving them cayenne pepper today either way, but I wanted to know if this was normal.

    I feel like I'm going crazy trying to find a photograph of a turkey with blackhead, which must be impossible! [​IMG]

    I do not have a photo with me of his turkeys, but will try to get on that.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    if they had blackhead they would be SICK, the black your talking about is normal. your other turks would also be sick.
     

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