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

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    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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    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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