Sore near butt on Turkey

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pommeraniac, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Pommeraniac

    Pommeraniac Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2009
    Vail, AZ
    I have a question about my turkey. He has a sore on the backside of him by his butt. I have put neosporin and tried bandaging it, but he just pulls the bandage off. I tried just keeping neosporin on it and he still picks at it. I don't see the other turkey or chickens picking at it .... only him. How can I get him to leave it alone so it can heal? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    There are some medications or lotions you can buy at the feed stores that will deter pecking, such as Rooster Booster Pick No More Lotion. I would try to find the reason his is picking at it--are there mites or lice? Anything irritating him with the litter?

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