Splayed leg in turkey poult- 12 weeks old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmGirlNC, May 11, 2009.

  1. FarmGirlNC

    FarmGirlNC Out Of The Brooder

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    At 12 weeks suddenly two of our turkey poults have developed turned/splayed legs. Has anyone had any success splinting at this age? And what kind of splint do you use?
     
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    One more thing, be careful with them around their water when you have taped their legs together--they can fall back into the water and drowned. Just a word of caution!
     
  4. nessa1317

    nessa1317 Out Of The Brooder

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    can i just cut the bad leg off, one is good, ive seen one legged birds
     
  5. rjlnielsen

    rjlnielsen New Egg

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    One legged birds don't manage very well. We had a bum leg amputated on a chicken and it did nit work out well.
     

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